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J. LOHR Cuvée POM Wine Details
Price: $50.00 per bottle

Description: The 2000 J. Lohr Cuvée POM is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The wine is dark purple-red in color with "terroir-based" aromas of raspberry, coffee, red currants and candied grapes, combined with a complex tarry chocolate and vanilla bouquet from barrel aging. My objective is to simulate the complexity and elegance found in the Premier Grand Cru Classé wines from Pomerol. The Cuvée POM exhibits a velvety finesse and seamless elegance on the palate - a result of the careful blending of different Bordeaux varieties without the restraints of varietal percentages. A wine that will age beautifully for 5-10 years, the J. Lohr Cuvée POM is delicious with berry-sauced pork and game dishes, as well as savory and rich vegetable dishes such as white beans and spinach

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.
Merlot is known as a Noble Bordeaux varietal. Although it came to France in the first century, it was not named until the 1880s. Merlot was originally used only for blending, as it is soft and compliant, very useful in softening other Bordeaux wines like Cabernets. Recently in California and Chile it became popular as a 100% varietal wine. Merlot tends to be easier to grow in a variety of soil conditions and is harvested earlier in the year than Cabernet. Although most Merlots are made to be drunk earlier, there are many with complexities of a Cabernet. Flavors of plum, black cherry, violet, chocolate and orange pair well with rich, red pasta dishes, hearty chicken dishes, and any beef combination that you fancy. The perfect match of course is chocolate. Not only does the chocolate compliment the wine and vice-versa, but the essence of both flavors linger eternally.


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