J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon, $21.95. LCBO#656561.

For this week’s Wine Wednesday, I have a fabulous wine to report on. I highly recommend having a birthday party mixed with a house warming party, because apparently it makes people shower you with lovely bottles of wine. This bottle was given to me by my friend Jung, who has always had impeccable taste in all things gourmand.

This Cabernet Sauvignon definitely falls outside my usual $10 range, but is worth every penny. J. Lohr Wineries has several California vineyards, and this bottle was born at their Paso Robles location. Paso Robles is my favourite California region, and I’ve just added J. Lohr to my mental list for the wine tour I am always imagining. I’m happy to see that the LCBO considers this bottle a Vintages Essential as this is definitely my pick for my next wine splurge.

The wine is a very dense purple with an earthy, toasty nose.  The taste is a berry-plum mix, with lots of soft, buttery oak. It is wonderfully full bodied and would pair well with something hearty and beefy. We sipped it solo and then gorged on crackers and cheese while rather tipsy, and that worked well too.

I would fully endorse this bottle for your next special occasion, or Friday night splurge. Pair with pasta, BBQ, or just savour it on its own. You will not be disappointed!

Overall, I give this wine 10/10 for taste and 4/5 for value.

4 thoughts on “J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon

  1. Haley says:

    Mmm.. this sounds great, I may have to take a trip to the liquor store soon – does the LCBO still put out a food/drink magazine? I was a fan back in my Ontario days.


    • lagourmandesse says:

      They do still publish Food & Drink…speaking of which I need to grab the Spring issue and look at all the food that is way too complicated for me to make. I thought the LCBO was a bit socialist and ridiculous when I moved from ultra capitalist and privatized Alberta. But I would have to say that Food & Drink has helped win me over! And the good wine prices!


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