The 2006 J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot has a dark plum red color with purple hues. The aroma is dominated by blueberry, raspberry and cherry fruit and layered with lifted spicy, cedary oak. The palate is greated by an array of red fruits similar to those on the nose, with tar, cedar and forest floor adding complexity. The wine has a full midpalate and finish that carries the wine through, with a lingering hint of fruit and licorice spice. This wine would be ideal with roasted beef or lamb with a berrybased reduction sauce. Enjoy now or within ten years.