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J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

Technical Data Origin: Los Osos, Paso Robles Vineyard Composition: 81% Merlot, 6% Petite Sirah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot Brix at Harvest: 23.5-27.4° Total Acidity: 0.69 g/100 ml pH at Bottling: 3.52 Alcohol: 13.87% by volume Residual Sugar: Dry Vinification: Stainless steel fermented Malolactic in barrel, racked and blended after fermentation Maturation: 16 months aging in 30% new American and Hungarian oak barrels Winemaker's Comments J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot has a dark red color with purple hues and good density. The aroma is dominated by fresh blueberry and boysenberry fruit and layered with lifted spicy oak. The palate is greeted by an array of red fruits similar to those on the nose, with some cherry fruit thrown in for good measure. The wine has a full mid-palate and a firm finish that carries the wine through with a lingering hint of fruits and licorice spice. This wine would be ideal with barbeque meats and ribs dressed with your favorite sauce. Enjoy now or within ten years.

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J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines:
Founded in 1972, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts an array of acclaimed wines from estate vineyards in Monterey County, Paso Robles and Napa Valley. From this world-class palette of fruit, J. Lohr produces three tiers of award-winning wines – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series and J. Lohr Cuvée Series. Selecting Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco appellation for his o... Read more
Founded in 1972, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts an array of acclaimed wines from estate vineyards in Monterey County, Paso Robles and Napa Valley. From this world-class palette of fruit, J. Lohr produces three tiers of award-winning wines – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series and J. Lohr Cuvée Series. Selecting Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco appellation for his original vineyard, Jerry planted his first 280 acres of grapes beginning in 1972. Ideally suited for cool-climate winegrowing, these vineyards have become an acclaimed source for outstanding Chardonnay, Riesling, Valdiguié and Pinot Noir. At the heart of J. Lohr’s renowned red wine program are its 2,000 acres of estate vineyards in Paso Robles. Featuring warm, sunny days, cool nights and diverse soils, these vineyards have proven ideal for cultivating a flavorful array of grapes including voluptuous and complex Bordeaux varietals of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc along with Syrah and Zinfandel. Read less

Technical Data Origin: Los Osos, Paso Robles Vineyard Composition: 81% Merlot, 6% Petite Sirah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot Brix at Harvest: 23.5-27.4° Total Acidity: 0.69 g/100 ml pH at Bottling: 3.52 Alcohol: 13.87% by volume Residual Sugar: Dry Vinification: Stainless steel fermented Malolactic in barrel, racked and blended after fermentation Maturation: 16 months aging in 30% new American and Hungarian oak barrels Winemaker's Comments J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot has a dark red color with purple hues and good density. The aroma is dominated by fresh blueberry and boysenberry fruit and layered with lifted spicy oak. The palate is greeted by an array of red fruits similar to those on the nose, with some cherry fruit thrown in for good measure. The wine has a full mid-palate and a firm finish that carries the wine through with a lingering hint of fruits and licorice spice. This wine would be ideal with barbeque meats and ribs dressed with your favorite sauce. Enjoy now or within ten years.

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