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J. Lohr Merlot Los Osos 2013

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J. Lohr Merlot Los Osos 2013 750ML    
Sku: 32698

Unlike most wineries, J. Lohr's wines are produced from vineyards that we own and care for. From vineyard to bottle, J. Lohr controls quality from the ground up. The J. Lohr Estate series of wines are selected form the winery's best vineyard blocks in Monterey County and Paso Robles. J. Lohr Estates includes the Riverstone Chardonnay, Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon, South Ridge Syrah, Bay Mist White Riesling, Wildflower Valdiguié, and the recently released Los Osos Merlot.

Tasting notes
The aroma is dominated by blueberry, raspberry and cherry fruit and layered with lifted spicy, cedary oak. The palate is greated by an array of red fruits similar to those on the nose, with tar, cedar and forest floor adding complexity. The wine has a full mid–palate and finish that carries the wine through, with a lingering hint of fruit and licorice spice.

Technical notes
Traditionally, we harvest our estate–grown Merlot grapes across a range of sugar ripeness. The early picks usually capture the classic varietal definition of Merlot, while the fruit harvested later adds depth and intensity to the wine. Clone and rootstock combinations and soil variation add complexity to our J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot. We grow our Merlot grapes in Nacimiento–Los Osos, Arbuckle–San Ysidro and Arbuckle–Positas complex soils on our Los Osos vineyard in Paso Robles, where these well–drained but relatively poor soils have chalky or gravelly components.

Food pairing
This wine would be ideal with roasted beef or lamb with a berry–based reduction sauce.

Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: San Luis Obispo
Appellation: Paso Robles
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Type: Still wine
 
Our Price $12.98
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Case Price $155.76
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