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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay 2003
J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay 2003
(search item no. 79065)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2003 Riverstone Chardonnay is straw yellow in color. The Arroyo Seco appellation terroir-based aromas of lime and grapefruit zest, nectarine, green apricots and wet stones are complemented by a smoky, butter, vanilla and toasted oak bouquet from the barrel fermentation and sur lie aging. The flavors echo the aromas with citrus, stone fruits, butter, and smoky, toasty oak, producing layers of complexity with an excellent balance of acidity and palate weight making it ideal for pairing with richly textured fish and shellfish or cream sauced pasta dishes.

Alcohol: 13.9% by volume

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About J. Lohr Winery:

Founded more than three decades ago by Jerry Lohr, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts an array of acclaimed wines from estate grapes. Still guided by Jerry today, this pioneering estate vineyard program is comprised of almost 3,000 acres of vines in Monterey County, Paso Robles and Napa Valley. From this palette of world-class fruit, J. Lohr handcrafts three tiers of award-winning wines – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series and J. Lohr Cuvée Series. In addition to its signature brands, J. Lohr offers numerous flavorful wines under the Cypress Vineyards, ARIEL (non-alcoholic) and Painter Bridge labels.