J.Lohr Paso Robles Merlot
"A Merlot for grownups."
Vineyard: J.Lohr Winery
Region: Paso Robles, California
Alcohol: 13.5% Vol
The 2013 J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot presents mature red color with a raspberry hue. Brambly fruit aromas of plum and pomegranate are integrated with a barrel signature of mocha and baking spice. Whole berry fermentation.
From a stellar vintage, this was whole-berry fermented with full malolactic conversion, aged 12 months in American oak barrel, 22% new. This Merlot has a 14% splash of Malbec adding to the fruit and long finish. Aromas of peppery notes, espresso roast and red berry fruit open this medium-full bodied, fully textured gem. A juicy, balanced wave of red currant, pie cherry and ripe sweet mulberry meld on the palate and replay on the dry, lip-smacking aftertaste. Pair with slow-roast pork and root veggies.