If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return your order to the warehouse for a full refund (Bottles must be unopened, in the state you received them, and in the original packaging). We believe that in order to have the best possible online shopping experience, our customers should not have to pay for domestic return shipping. So if you're not happy with your purchase, just contact us right away and we will provide you with details for returning the unopened bottles - your domestic shipping costs are prepaid by us.
With the WineChateau.com 365 day return policy, there are no special catches or exceptions. All we ask is that you send the items back to us in the original packaging, unopened, and in the same condition you received them.
You can return your purchase for up to 365 days from the purchase date.
Products must be in the condition you received them and in the original box and/or packaging.
Return shipping is absolutely FREE.
You will be provided with a pre-paid FedEx domestic label to return the purchase to us.
Once your return is received and inspected by the fulfillment centers (usually within 72 hours of receipt), your refund will be processed and a credit will be automatically applied to your credit card or original method of payment within 7 days. Please note that depending on your credit card company, it may take an additional 2-10 business days after your credit is applied for it to post to your account. As part of our 365-day return policy, all returns will need to be received and processed by our warehouse within 365 days of purchase.
No returns or exchanges on Spirits unless we sent the wrong item.
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Have you ever noticed how good things often come in threes? The 2013 vintage of Los Osos Merlot sits right in the middle of three strong vintages for Paso Robles and may be remembered as the best vintage since the revered 1997. Preseason rainfall was just over half of normal and vine growth started early for Merlot with budbreak coinciding with St. Patricks Day. An especially warm month of April pushed vines into an early-May bloom. Blessed with the most ideal weather one could hope for during the critical two weeks of veraison, we averaged 85 degrees for this period when color development occurs in the skin of the berries. This great weather led to some of the darkest-colored wines we’ve seen in our cellar. The harvest period came early and was unhampered by weather challenges like rain or frost which can be vexing. The 2013 Merlot crop was harvested over a ten-day period from the 5th to the 15th of September with great ripeness and flavor development evident in every glass of our J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot.A brambly Merlot/Malbec blend that shows pomegranate fruit and a barrel signature of mocha and baking spice.An excellent pairing for cheese tortellini or herb-roasted chicken.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 with a generous use of Malbec in the blend accentuates bright fruit tones on the palate, and leaves a lengthy finish.—Steve Peck, red winemakerTraditionally, 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, along with variations in soil, add complexity to our Los Osos Merlot, as does the introduction of Italian clones. We grow our Merlot grapes in Nacimiento-Los Osos, Arbuckle-San Ysidro, and Arbuckle-Positas complex soils in our vineyards in Paso Robles, where these well-drained but relatively poor soils have chalky or gravelly components.