Is J Lohr sweet or dry?

Answered by Matthew Yawn

J. Lohr wines are primarily known for their dryness, with most of their offerings falling into the dry category. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule, specifically when it comes to their Rieslings.

Riesling is a white grape variety that can produce a wide range of wine styles, from bone-dry to intensely sweet. J. Lohr produces two different Rieslings, one of which is a Late Harvest limited production. Late Harvest wines are made from grapes that have been left on the vine longer than usual, allowing them to develop higher sugar levels. This results in a wine that is sweeter than the typical dry style.

The Late Harvest Riesling from J. Lohr is specifically crafted to be a dessert wine, or even enjoyed as a dessert itself. Its sweetness can provide a delightful contrast to rich and decadent desserts, balancing out their flavors and adding a refreshing element. The wine's natural acidity helps to prevent it from becoming cloyingly sweet, and instead, it offers a well-balanced and luscious experience.

Personally, I have had the pleasure of trying J. Lohr's Late Harvest Riesling, and I must say it was a true delight. The wine had a beautiful golden color and a captivating aroma of ripe peaches and apricots. On the palate, it was sweet, but not overly so, with flavors of honey, citrus, and tropical fruits. The acidity provided a pleasant freshness that kept the wine from feeling heavy or syrupy.

It's worth noting that the majority of J. Lohr's wine portfolio consists of dry wines. Dry wines are those that have little to no residual sugar, meaning they are not sweet. They are often characterized by their crispness, acidity, and the absence of a sugary taste. Dry wines can be enjoyed on their own or paired with a variety of foods, from seafood to poultry to cheeses.

J. Lohr wines are primarily dry wines, but they do offer a limited production Late Harvest Riesling that is sweeter and perfect for enjoying with or as a dessert. This wine showcases the versatility of the Riesling grape and adds a touch of sweetness to the J. Lohr wine portfolio. Whether you prefer dry or sweet wines, J. Lohr offers a range of options to suit different tastes and occasions.