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J. Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2016

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J. Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2016

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The 2016 J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot has a medium-dark color intensity with a mature red hue in the glass. Varietal aromas of black cherry and lilac are integrated with a barrel signature of toasted hazelnut, dark chocolate, and baking spice. We use whole berry fermentation and a generous amount of Malbec in this blend to accentuate bright fruit tones and provide a rich, lengthy finish. Food Pairing: Delicious with summer grilled sausages or herb-roasted chicken.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Brand J. Lohr
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine EnthusiastPlush aromas of dark strawberry, blueberry and lilacs make for a very full nose on this extremely well-priced bottling, which is available across the country. The blueberry flavor extends to the palate, yet the smoked meat, char and pepper-spice flavors give savory depth to the wine.

Matt Kettmann, September 1, 2018
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Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Merlot Los Osos is ripe, supple and fruit-driven, structured around fine tannins and laden with creamy aromas and flavors of raspberries and new oak. Competently made and pleasure-bent, it's an accessible, user-friendly red for near-term consumption.

William Kelley, May 31, 2018