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J Lohr Chardonnay Estates Riverstone 2013

Winemaker's Notes:

A rich, New World-style Chard with very ripe, forward fruity flavors of tangerine, apricot, and tropical fruits. Well-framed in oak, and with refreshingly crisp acids, this full-bodied wine is well-priced for the quality.

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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

Editorial Reviews for J Lohr Chardonnay Estates Riverstone

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
2.50 5
Vintage: 2011 03/13/2013

Almost stony on the nose, with a nice, deep white floral note and hints of jasmine and light wild strawberry fruit. Round, soft and lightly honeyed on entry with tropical mango and papaya flavors along with dried apricot notes that are sweet and a little sticky. This has good acidity but plenty of sugar to make it sweet; while not cloying, it is almost a dessert-level sweetness for me. Would certainly be a great wine for spicy foods. 84pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 01/30/2012

This is decidedly oaky on the nose, full of gingery spice with classic pineapple and lime aromas. A touch sweet and soft on entry, this is creamy with acids that perk up on the back end helping to define the pineapple fruit a touch more clearly. The wood spice is obvious but balanced by the fruit on the palate. You gotta love oak if you’re going to try this wine. 84pts


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Snooth User: Zuiko
540750820
1.50 5
11/27/2014

The 2013 Riverstone is quite underwhelming. Very little fruit is to be found, the nose is mostly oak, dilute tasting. Good acid though. Years ago, J. Lohr had some really nice Riverstone Chards. Something has changed here. My rating-- 72.


Snooth User: Claudia Angelillo
1525576927
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 08/06/2014

Nearly sparkling with a hint of sweetness, but overall on the dry side. Lemon lime fizz, brass doorknobs, and apricot spice on the palate. At only 12% alcohol, it's decent for a Wednesday evening.


Snooth User: Zuiko
540750820
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 11/30/2012

This is a nice Riverstone and a good value at around $8. The nose has pear and honey but is a bit overpowered by the oak. Needs more fruit intensity but is an enjoyable wine. Not profound but not expensive either. My rating -- 86


Snooth User: nickitas
27385812
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 06/21/2011

Pear, honeydew melon, cedar, citrus 2009. Great buy!


Snooth User: GoldFork
1166732257
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 12/24/2012

Three glasses


Snooth User: rafferty
117020142
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 01/14/2013

I brought this wine to a friends dinner party. He made Seafood Newburg for the main course. We found that this Chardonnay paired very well with the richness of the dish.


Snooth User: bogie427
102529332
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 02/14/2012

Great value. Floral notes, long smooth oaky finish. A complex wine for a great price.


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External Reviews for J Lohr Chardonnay Estates Riverstone

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
07/19/2014

The aromas are of nectarine, peach pie and apple--combined with the perfumed vanilla and toasted oak bouquet from barrel and malolactic fermentation and sur lie aging--creating an elegant Chardonnay from Monterey's Arroyo Seco AVA. The flavors are very clean, with peach, nectarine and citrus with subtle butter and vanilla toastiness, producing layers of complexity with an excellent balance of fresh fruit acidity and palate weight.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/07/2014

This elegant Chardonnay has an attractive pale strawyellow color. The aromas are of pear, apple and stone fruits, combined with a perfumed roasted hazelnut and butterscotch bouquet from the barrel fermentation and sur lie aging. The flavors are very soft with ripe pear, tangelo citrus and vanilla toastiness, producing layers of complexity with a silky balance of fresh fruit acidity and palate-weight. - Jeff Meier, winemaker


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2012 09/03/2013

Dezentes Strohgelb mit feinen Grüntonreflexen. Blumiges, komplexes Aroma mit Noten von Aprikosen, Pfirsichen, Melonen und Litchi. Ein äusserst erfrischender und spritziger Wein mit einem angenehmen Zusammenspiel zwischen Säure und Süsse.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 05/07/2014

This elegant Chardonnay has an attractive pale strawyellow color. The aromas are of pear, apple and stone fruits, combined with a perfumed roasted hazelnut and butterscotch bouquet from the barrel fermentation and sur lie aging. The flavors are very soft with ripe pear, tangelo citrus and vanilla toastiness, producing layers of complexity with a silky balance of fresh fruit acidity and palate-weight. - Jeff Meier, winemaker ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 07/31/2013

This elegant Chardonnay has an attractive pale strawyellow color. The aromas are of pear, apple and stone fruits, combined with a perfumed roasted hazelnut and butterscotch bouquet from the barrel fermentation and sur lie aging. The flavors are very soft with ripe pear, tangelo citrus and vanilla toastiness, producing layers of complexity with a silky balance of fresh fruit acidity and palate-weight. -Jeff Meier, winemaker ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 01/03/2013

This elegant Chardonnay has an attractive pale strawyellow color. The aromas are of pear, apple and stone fruits, combined with a perfumed roasted hazelnut and butterscotch bouquet from the barrel fermentation and sur lie aging. The flavors are very soft with ripe pear, tangelo citrus and vanilla toastiness, producing layers of complexity with a silky balance of fresh fruit acidity and palate-weight. -Jeff Meier, winemaker


External Review
Vintage: 2010 05/30/2013

With strawberry jam, espresso coffee and sandalwood, this richly textured and supple Pinot Noir leaves ripe fruit and a touch of sage on the finish.


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A rich, New World-style Chard with very ripe, forward fruity flavors of tangerine, apricot, and tropical fruits. Well-framed in oak, and with refreshingly crisp acids, this full-bodied wine is well-priced for the quality.

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