J. Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2016
The 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 with a generous use of Malbec in the blend accentuates bright fruit tones on the palate, and leaves a lengthy finish.
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
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.
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.