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2020 J. Lohr Creston Vineyard Merlot

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91 Points/Best Merlot, Director’s Award, Gold 2023 Monterey International Wine & Spirits Competition

Wine Details

  • Origin

    El Pomar District, Paso Robles , CA

  • Cellaring

    Will develop in the bottle over the next three years and should hold for eight to ten.

    10 Years

Local winemakers have long considered the cooler El Pomar District within the Paso Robles AVA to be an ideal region for growing top-flight Merlot. This limited release was sourced from Block 5 of our Creston Vineyard there. The planting material was an Italian selection of Merlot propagated from cuttings of the Rauscedo 3 Clone from UC Davis, via the Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo in Northern Italy. This 5-acre hillside block at Creston features calcareous soil outcroppings and consistently produces the most remarkable Merlot in the J. Lohr portfolio. Aged 16 months in French oak cooperage, 13% being new wood. Only 116 cases produced. Certified California Sustainable.

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