Arroyo Seco AVA, Monterey County, CA
Delicious now, but can be cellared for up to 5 years.5 Years
Delicious with citrus-marinated chicken, seared scallops with lemon tarragon, or triple crème brie cheese.
The 2015 vintage was a very low rainfall year with a cool spring and warm summer. The early spring budbreak advanced vine growth by two to three weeks and created the anticipation of an early harvest. However, the onset of this year’s harvest was moderated by the summer winds in the Arroyo Seco. The Dijon Clone 76 harvested on October 8th from our Block 9 vineyard makes up the majority of this blend, contributing to its Meyer lemon and mineral aromas and great texture.
Our J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Chardonnay is grown in the heart of the windswept and cool Arroyo Seco AVA of Monterey County. Loamy sand and gravelly loam soils of the Elder series are intermixed and underlain by “Greenfield potatoes” - stones that resemble potatoes in size and appearance and which absorb heat during the day and radiate it after sunset. This underlayment of stone effectively limits root growth to the top three to five feet of soil, harmoniously balancing the fruit and shoot growth of our richly-flavored Chardonnay.