Tasting Notes - The 2012 J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot presents a mature red color with a raspberry hue. Red fruit aromas of plum and pomegranate are integrated with a barrel signature of dark chocolate and baking spice. Whole berry fermentation with a generous use of Malbec as a blender accentuates the brighter fruit tones of Merlot and leaves ripe, soft tannins on the palate. An excellent pairing for cheese tortellini or herb-roasted chicken. 87% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot. 13.9% ABV.