J. Lohr Los Osos Estates Merlot on the Today Show
Save or splurge: 8 great red, white, rosé and sparkling wines for any budget
Leslie Sbrocco, TODAY
Whether you want to splurge on a beautiful bottle of vino to celebrate the waning days of summer or save your cash for back-to-school supplies, these wines offer options for all. These red, white, sparkling and rosé selections are perfect for any occasion, no matter how upscale or laid-back.
2016 J. Lohr 'Los Osos' Merlot, Paso Robles, California
With more than five decades of grape growing on the Central Coast and wine-making from Napa Valley to Paso Robles, the Lohr family is iconic in California. They boast a wide portfolio of wines from pricey to value-driven. This structured yet plush Merlot captures their expertise in making affordable wines taste like they cost twice the price. Delicious alongside sizzling steak, it's a steal worth stocking up on for summer (and fall) sipping.