J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot Paso Robles
The “Los Osos” soils found in our vineyards in the El Pomar District of Paso Robles have proven to be perfect medium for growing this classic Bordeaux variety. Aged twelve months in American oak. Final blend: 83% Merlot, 16% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Merlot is the second most widely planted red wine grape in the world (Cabernet Sauvignon is #1)
The Merlot grape is originally from France’s Bordeaux region, where it is one of the five main red varieties that make up the “Chateau” wines there.
“Merlot” roughly translates to “little blackbird” in old French – perhaps so named because this early ripening grape was a favorite of the birds at harvest time.
How J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot Got Its Name
Los Osos refers to the type of well-drained, clay/shale/sandstone soils found in some of our Paso Robles vineyards – a medium that has proven perfect for growing exceptional Merlot.
Quick and easy suggested cheeses, fruits, nuts, and charcuterie choices for pairing and sharing
- Gouda Jarlsberg Gorgonzola Brie Aged Parmesan
- Boysenberries Blackberries Cherries Plums
- Smoked Prosciutto (Speck) Guanciale Chorizo Picante Coppa or Spicy Coppa Pastrami Peppered Salami Foie Gras
- Toasted Almonds Walnuts Brazil Nuts