J. Lohr

Riverstone Arroyo Seco / Monterey Chardonnay

8.8737 ratings
8.617 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Apple, honey, buttery oak, lemon, cedar and slate. Good acidity and balance.

Apple, honey, buttery oak, lemon, cedar and slate. Good acidity and balance.

Sep 10th, 2018
"Odedi"

J. Lohr Winery Estates Riverstone Arroyo Seco Chardonnay 2015 Monterey, California 87

Dark golden in color.

Fruity on the nose with citrus, oranges, vanilla, oak, over ripen lemons, white pepper, spices, Jasmin, tropical fruits, kiwi, pineapples and white peaches.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with over ripen citrus fruits, lemons, oak, cream, alcohol, vanilla and spices.

Medium on the finish with spices and limes.

This 3 year old Chardonnay from California is still drinking nicely, but was probably better last year. Oaky and creamy.

A very nice wine when properly chilled, and the oak and vanilla are not too overwhelming.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$14.

J. Lohr Winery Estates Riverstone Arroyo Seco Chardonnay 2015 Monterey, California 87

Dark golden in color.

Fruity on the nose with citrus, oranges, vanilla, oak, over ripen lemons, white pepper, spices, Jasmin, tropical fruits, kiwi, pineapples and white peaches.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with over ripen citrus fruits, lemons, oak, cream, alcohol, vanilla and spices.

Medium on the finish with spices and limes.

This 3 year old Chardonnay from California is still drinking nicely, but was probably better last year. Oaky and creamy.

A very nice wine when properly chilled, and the oak and vanilla are not too overwhelming.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$14.

Aug 15th, 2018
Perry Riddle

Asian pear, golden delicious apple, and faint hazelnut on the nose. Taste is pineapple, super ripe pear, and vanilla creme brûlée. Heavy oak, rich, and a tad flabby but not intolerable with food. Had with carbonara and would pair well with other heavy pastas or triple creme cheeses.

Asian pear, golden delicious apple, and faint hazelnut on the nose. Taste is pineapple, super ripe pear, and vanilla creme brûlée. Heavy oak, rich, and a tad flabby but not intolerable with food. Had with carbonara and would pair well with other heavy pastas or triple creme cheeses.

10 people found it helpfulSep 6th, 2013
Lori Mike

Pours butter in color. ON THE NOSE: pineapple and buttered popcorn. ON THE PALATE: honeydew melon, and butter. Acid level seems low leading to some flabbiness. Not crisp. Light body short finish.

Pours butter in color. ON THE NOSE: pineapple and buttered popcorn. ON THE PALATE: honeydew melon, and butter. Acid level seems low leading to some flabbiness. Not crisp. Light body short finish.

5 people found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2015
Cindy Hung

Overwhelming and a bit heavy for me

Overwhelming and a bit heavy for me

5 people found it helpfulJul 31st, 2014
Christanna Honer

Like buttered toast with apricot marmalade. And still, for whatever reason, my guilty cougar mom pleasure. Why? Not sure.

Like buttered toast with apricot marmalade. And still, for whatever reason, my guilty cougar mom pleasure. Why? Not sure.

4 people found it helpfulDec 4th, 2014
Boris Mathiszik

Nice unoaked chard. Very fresh.

Nice unoaked chard. Very fresh.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 17th, 2018
Rob Brobst III

I'm surprised. Enough said.

I'm surprised. Enough said.

1 person found it helpfulSep 5th, 2017
John Pepler

Great stuff nice & smooth!!!

Great stuff nice & smooth!!!

1 person found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2016
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

Kristen Barnhisel- Fresh and balanced – not your ordinary Chardonnay! Inviting nose of peaches, yellow floral, and baking spices follow through with fresh citrus, crème brulee, and hint of oak on the long finish

Kristen Barnhisel- Fresh and balanced – not your ordinary Chardonnay! Inviting nose of peaches, yellow floral, and baking spices follow through with fresh citrus, crème brulee, and hint of oak on the long finish

1 person found it helpfulOct 11th, 2016