2008 J. Lohr Painter Bridge Chard and Cabernet Sauvignon

I stopped by the J Lohr booth at the Food and Wine show. I’m a big fan of J Lohr wines. To date I have reviewed there Syrah, Riverstone Chard, Painter Bridge Zinfandel, and Seven Oaks cab. They are consistently making great wines at good prices.

2008 Painter Bridge Chard
On the nose the wine displays some lovely chard varietal bouquets. On the mid pallet this is a fruit forward, chablis style Chard. No butteryness or creamyness is present. On the finish the wine is on the milder side. This is a smooth easy drinking chard. This would no doubt be a great food friendly wine. Probably even more so than the chards that are buttery and creamy. I’d give this one a 88.

2008 Painter Bridge Cab
On the nose are some lovely Cab fruits. On the mid pallet this is again a fruit forward wine with some jammyness and strawberry flavors. Some cherries are present as well. On the finish there are very little tannins and not all that dry. This is a simple easy drinking wine as well. Also an 88.

Neither are in the LCBO for now.

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