About This Wine
Three decades ago, California’s Central Coast had yet to emerge as a world-class wine region.
With little history or viticultural precedent, planting on the Central Coast was a gamble. One of a handful of pioneers, Jerry Lohr was among the first to realize the vast, untapped potential of this now-acclaimed region with the establishment of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines.
In the late 1960s, Lohr began searching for the ideal location for planting a vineyard. Raised on a South Dakota farm, his agricultural roots armed him with an innate sense for the intricacies of climate, soil quality and location. His research and instincts led him to the Arroyo Seco area of Monterey County.
J. Lohr’s “Riverstone” Chardonnay comes from vines grown on Elder loam soils underlain by “riverstones” deposited by the Arroyo Seco River. These stones allow a 4-foot rooting zone that keeps the vines’ vegetative growth and fruit?in balance — a key to a balanced wine.
Relatively easy to grow in a variety of locations. Consistently produces some of the world's great white wines. Complex, full, rich and fruity with soft edges and moderate acidity. Offers rich and intense fruit flavors of apple, fig, melon, pear, peach, pineapple, along with creamy yeast spice, honey, butter and hazelnut flavors.
- Grape Composition:99.5% Chardonnay and .5% Other White Varieties
- Grape Source:Arroyo Seco Growing Area of Monterey County
- Aromas & Flavors:Pear, Apple, Stone Fruits, Hazelnut & Butterscotch
- Aging Vessels:American, Hungarian and French Oak Barrels for 8 to 10 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionchicken or fish dishes.
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