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Chardonnay Riverstone 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Mittelschweres Strohgelb mit Goldreflexen. Delikate Aromen von Limetten, Nektarinen, Pfirsich unterlegt von dezenten Röstaromen, Caramel, Butter und Vanille. Im Gaumen kräftig mit viel Schmelz und gut im Hintergrund eingebundenen Holzaromen. Sehr langer, erfrischender und warmer Abgang.

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines:
Founded in 1972, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts an array of acclaimed wines from estate vineyards in Monterey County, Paso Robles and Napa Valley. From this world-class palette of fruit, J. Lohr produces three tiers of award-winning wines – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series and J. Lohr Cuvée Series. Selecting Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco appellation for his o... Read more
Founded in 1972, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts an array of acclaimed wines from estate vineyards in Monterey County, Paso Robles and Napa Valley. From this world-class palette of fruit, J. Lohr produces three tiers of award-winning wines – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series and J. Lohr Cuvée Series. Selecting Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco appellation for his original vineyard, Jerry planted his first 280 acres of grapes beginning in 1972. Ideally suited for cool-climate winegrowing, these vineyards have become an acclaimed source for outstanding Chardonnay, Riesling, Valdiguié and Pinot Noir. At the heart of J. Lohr’s renowned red wine program are its 2,000 acres of estate vineyards in Paso Robles. Featuring warm, sunny days, cool nights and diverse soils, these vineyards have proven ideal for cultivating a flavorful array of grapes including voluptuous and complex Bordeaux varietals of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc along with Syrah and Zinfandel. Read less

Member Reviews for Chardonnay Riverstone

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
01/19/2012

I enjoyed this California Chardonnay the other night with friends. It was well balanced with notes of vanilla, golden apples and pears, with a little acidity coursing through as well. Very nice!


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
02/26/2011

this is the two and a half men of California Chardonnay.


Snooth User: Beaudeaux
941653163
4.00 5
11/07/2011

This Monterey Chardonnay is great value for the price. J. Lohr produces excellent reasonably priced wines of various varietals. This Riverstone Chardonnay has distinct flavors of buttery citrus with a well balanced acidity and tones of stone fruits. It has a smooth finish with no bitter after notes. Load up the truck!


Snooth User: Austinista
951428724
2.50 5
10/12/2011

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Chardonnay Riverstone

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This bottling of Chardonnay, from one of the best white wine sites in Monterey, has kept its quality as well as its price over the years. Dry and zesty in acidity, it has a firm, stony minerality that underlies the apricot, white peach and grapefruit juice flavors. Shows real elegance, at a fair price.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The grapes for this many-layered Chardonnay come from one of the coldest and windiest coastal regions, allowing them 3ndash;4 extra weeks of ripening before harvest. The extra time is reflected in the creamy toastiness and slight apricot flavor of the rich mouthfeel and long-lasting finish.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/11/2011

J. Lohr Chardonnay Riverstone Arroyo Seco 2009 750ML


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Brisk acidity marks this wine, giving it a mouthwatering quality, and the flavors veer toward lemons, limes and grapefruits, with a richer touch of nectarine and pear. Itrsquo;s a good, everyday Chardonnay, at a fair price.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A complex array of elegant pear, spice, honey, and hazelnut notes, leading up to a nicely smoky, toasted oak finish. Combines richness with depth, concentration and finesse. Has the flavor and complexity of wines two to three times the price.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

One of the best Chards in this price category, this Monterey example is rich in tropical fruit, peach and spice flavors, and crisp in acidity. It has smoky oak, butter cream, a bit of lees - in other words, the works.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Brisk acidity marks this wine, giving it a mouthwatering quality, and the flavors veer toward lemons, limes and grapefruits, with a richer touch of nectarine and pear. It's a good, everyday Chardonnay, at a fair price.


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Mittelschweres Strohgelb mit Goldreflexen. Delikate Aromen von Limetten, Nektarinen, Pfirsich unterlegt von dezenten Röstaromen, Caramel, Butter und Vanille. Im Gaumen kräftig mit viel Schmelz und gut im Hintergrund eingebundenen Holzaromen. Sehr langer, erfrischender und warmer Abgang.

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