A continuation of my long suffering wine series – recording online the infernal scratches of my pen in a notebook. I am going back in time quite a bit with these, as my blog publishing has no where near caught up with my wine consumption. This particular wine was enjoyed during the week preceding my graduation with my MBA, with all the duly applicable festivities that went along with it.
Lohr Melot “Los Osos”
Country & Region: California, Paso Robles
Tasted Where & When: 25 May, 2013 on my patio, with family and good company
Color: Dark red, very deep
Clarity: Clear, though quite dark
Aroma: Rich fruits, heavy, deep, full aroma of cherry and plum
Flavor: There is definitely that bit of a bite that is common to melots, but without the heavy tannins that are normally associated with them. The J. Lohr is smooth and fruity.
Comments: This is a very nice merlot. Quite pleasant. I enjoyed this wine with a very good Berger & Argenti cigar which did not seem to inhibit the flavor. This merlot was smooth and fruity with heavy flavors of dark cherry, but not sweet. Sufficiently tart with tannin, but not like many of the heavy merlots with significant bite behind their fruit. I will definitely drink again.