Very dark, red-purple in color with youthful hues, J. Lohr Hilltop Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has bright enticing aromas of cherries and berries with a bouquet of anise, vanilla and toasted oak. The Hilltop is a complex wine with a supple, yet ample texture and balance, reminiscent of Bordeaux’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines with the structure to age for 10 to 15 years.
"More like the 2000 than the richer ’97 or ’99, J. Lohr’s 2005 Hilltop Cab is very fruity, but a little too soft. The cherry, currant, chocolate, anise and spicy plum flavors have a melted quality. Drink soon. — S.H. (10/1/2008)" - Rated 87, Wine Enthusiast