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J. Lohr Estates Riverstone Chardonnay Arroyo Seco, Monterey

Named for the “riverstones” throughout the vineyard, deposited over thousands of years by the Arroyo Seco River in Monterey. Nine different Chardonnay clones, each contributing to complexity, make up the blend. Barrel-fermented and aged nine months with weekly stirring of the lees.

J. Lohr Estates Riverstone Chardonnay Bottle Shot

Fun Facts

Chardonnay is the most widely planted white wine grape in the world.

The Chardonnay grape is native to France, where it is the primary white variety of the Burgundy region. French White Burgundies = Chardonnay.

Chardonnay is best grown in cool climates, like the Monterey Bay–influenced Arroyo Seco appellation where J. Lohr’s vineyards are located.

How J. Lohr Estates Riverstone Chardonnay Got Its Name

The ancient, alluvial soils of the Arroyo Seco in Monterey County contain large, smooth cobblestones. The stones store and radiate the day’s heat and improve drainage, allowing the Chardonnay vines to produce balanced, focus fruit.

Perfect Pairings

Quick and easy suggested cheeses, fruits, nuts, and charcuterie choices for pairing and sharing

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Fontina Camembert Chèvre (goat cheese) Brie Monterey Jack
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Dried or Fresh Pears Dried Apricots Apples Dates
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Prosciutto Jamón (Spanish ham) Mortadella Dry-Cured Salami Summer Sausage Finnochiona Chicken Liver Mousse
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Hazelnuts Cashews Blanched or Dry-Roasted Almonds