A cuvee simply means it’s a blend and this one is a blend of 62% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 18% Cabernet Franc. POM refers to the area Pomerol in the right bank of Bordeaux. This was their inspiration and they did a damn tasty job. On the nose I get dark fruit like plum, cherry, baking spices rounded out with cinnamon. The palate greeted me with similar characteristics along with blueberry.
It has good acidity, it’s well balanced, and has a sexy mouth feel (wink). The POM went quite well with our accidental dinner of a French Dip sandwich. The folks at J. Lohr say this wine would pair quite well with Spanish Paella with saffron and langoustines.
I’m getting hungry and thirsty now, what’s new?
So, as big as J. Lohr Wines is I am continually impressed with their dedication to sustainability. The bigger you get the easier it is to take shortcuts away from caring for the environment. They refer to it as the three e’s of sustainability: environment, equity (social/ commitment to people), and economics. A few notable things like a 3 acre solar system, motion sensitive lighting in barrel rooms and throughout their Paso Robles production facility, and owl boxes to help fight vineyard pests rather than using poisons.
These few things are really just the tip of the iceberg on a very long list of sustainable practices followed by J. Lohr. Thanks and cheers to the whole J. Lohr family for making great wines and keeping it eco-friendly!