J. Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2020
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
The 2020 J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot displays varietal aromas of black plum, black currant, and violet along with a light barrel signature of baking spices and toasted pastry. Malbec in the blend contributes notes of pomegranate and hibiscus flower and brings juiciness to the palate, while Cabernet Franc adds layers of cocoa and peppery spice. The mouth-watering palate transitions to a lingering black cherry finish. This versatile wine pairs well with grilled sausage, vegetable shish kebob, or a dish of creamy spinach and tomato tortellini.
J. Lohr steadily produces wines that outperform much more expensive bottlings, and this cellar-worthy Merlot is a classic example. Easy-to-like aromas of red-cherry compote, loam and dark caramel lead into a polished palate of cherry, rose petal and wood spice.