J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay Wine
The J. Lohr Highlands Bench Chardonnay comes from the Escolle Road Vineyard, just west of the town of Gonzales in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA of Monterey. With attractive pale yellow color and bright, tropical fruit aromas of guava, passion fruit and pineapple, the Highlands Bench Chardonnay is balanced by a toasty, butterscotch bouquet from French barrel fermentation and aging.
The flavors echo the aromas with guava juice and passion fruit and an incredibly rich, complex and mouth-filling density. The wine is aged in barrel sur lie for 18 months in French oak with 50% new oak.