Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, CA
From J. Lohr’s pioneering vineyards in Monterey’s Arroyo Seco; textbook Monterey Chardonnay wine with tropical fruit and bright acidity, amazingly food-versatile.Our J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Chardonnay is grown in the heart of the windswept, cool Arroyo Seco AVA of Monterey County. Loamy sand and gravelly loam soils of the Elder series are intermixed and underlain by river stones which absorb heat during the day, radiate it after sunset, and effectively limit root growth to the top three to five feet of soil, harmoniously balancing the fruit and shoot growth of our richly flavored Chardonnay. Sugars, acids, and flavors for our Block 9, clone 76 Chardonnay - the backbone of the Arroyo Vista blend - were in optimal balance when harvested on October 22, 2019. Barrel fermented and aged sur lie for 14 months in French oak cooperage, 44% being new.