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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay 2012
J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay 2012
(search item no. 124693)
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PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $14.99

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:

This elegant Chardonnay has an attractive pale straw-yellow color. The aromas are of nectarine, pear and apple, 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.

Pair with dishes such as lobster pappardelle with chive butter, grilled late summer vegetables and creamy butternut squash soup.

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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.