Arroyo Seco Monterey, California
The vines for J. Lohr Estates Riverstone Chardonnay are grown primarily on Elder loam soils, underlain by "riverstones" deposited over thousands of years by the Arroyo Seco River. These stones limit soil depth from one to four feet, although roots are found at greater depths. This unique combination of sandy loam and cobblestone soils keep the vegetative growth and fruit in balance, while the cool climate and winds of the Salinas Valley extend the growing season - retaining the natural grape acids and intense varietal character of Chardonnay.
"The 2017 Riverstone Chardonnay exhibits youthful hues of light to medium straw. The enticing aromas are reminiscent of peach, nectarine, marmalade, yellow floral, baking spices, and honey. Those aromas echo on the palate and are complemented by orange and apricot, and balanced with a creamy texture from aging sur lie. Flavors of crème brûlée and a touch of oak can be found on the long finish."- Kristen Barnhisel, J Lohr winemaker, white wine
J Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay can be enjoyed over the next 4-5 years with a variety of dishes, such as salmon in a creamy Dijon sauce, chicken with mushroom sauce, or Niçoise salad with a citrus vinaigrette.