Dominated by fresh blueberry and boysenberry fruit and layered with vanilla oak, this tasty Merlot finishes with a lingering hint of cherry and spice. Harvested from the families estate vineyards and aged 16 months in oak.
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.