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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay 2008
J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 101972)

PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $14.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 J. Lohr Estates Riverstone Chardonnay has a very youthful straw yellow color. The aromas are of ripe bosc pear, fuji apple, lime and honeysuckle combined with the perfumed vanilla and toasty oak bouquet from the barrel fermentation, malolactic fermentation and sur lie aging creating an elegant Chardonnay from Monterey's Arroyo Seco AVA. The flavors are very clean with ripe pear, subtle floral notes and vanilla toastiness, producing layers of complexity with an excellent balance of fresh fruit acidity and palate-weight. This wine is ideal for pairing with oven-roasted chicken, Dungeness crab or grilled salmon.
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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.