J Lohr was founded in 1973 by the eponymous Jerry, who originally looked at the cool and windblown Monterrey coast. Fairly quickly building a successful business with the lovely terroir there, he expanded to Paso in a search for a place to grow truly great Cabernet. And, with no doubt - he found it. Founding the Hilltop Vineyard pretty quickly, they expanded rapidly off the back of the quality of Paso Robles fruit and the exceptional quality of the wines they were producing. Nowadays this is one of USA's favourite wines - not requiring pretence or shouting to show how damn good it is. This is a Cellar's favourite across the board, with the Seven Oaks and the Riverstone proving firm favourites amongst our customers.
ARIEL Cabernet Sauvignon is a dealcoholized wine composed of Cabernet from the 2018 vintage, produced by J Lohr at their sustainable winery in Paso Robles, utilising all the care, expertise and attention given to their alcoholic wines. After undergoing fermentation in stainless steel, the wine is separated from the skins, and a portion of it is moved into oak for extended aging. Just prior to bottling, the alcohol is gently removed by cold filtration, leaving less than 0.5% alcohol by volume. ARIEL oak-aged Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of black currants, cherry, blueberries and chocolate, with soft tannins and a dry finish. Enjoy ARIEL Cabernet Sauvignon with beef, lamb and red sauce dishes.