2022 J. Lohr Gesture RVG Rhone Blend
The 2022 J. Lohr Gesture RVG presents a delicate nose of honeysuckle, Meyer lemon, ripe apple, and honeydew melon. These aromas are echoed on the palate, along with flavors of white peach and tangerine; a nice touch of minerality, a balanced texture, and a long finish complete the picture.
— Kristen Barnhisel, winemaker, white wine
Adelaida District, Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, CA
Arugula salad with fennel and citrus vinaigrette, roasted halibut with lemon- tarragon butter sauce, toro sushi, or soft cheeses such as herbed Boursin, goat cheese, or Havarti.
Vineyard & Vintage
The grapes for this Gesture RVG were grown on our J. Lohr Rain Catcher Vineyard (formerly Gean Vineyard) in the Adelaida District sub-AVA. Planted in 2010, it is the westernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles appellation. Here, a climate nearly identical to that of the northern Rhône combines with well-drained soils of calcareous shale and weathered sandstone to create a perfect site for growing Roussanne, Viognier, and Grenache Blanc.
The 2022 growing season in western Paso Robles was moderate compared with recent vintages. Given that the soils here hold water very well, minimal irrigation was applied until the heat of early September. Harvest began on September 7th with the Viognier, continuing for another 35 days until the last of the Roussanne was picked. The 2022 J. Lohr Gesture RVG beautifully reflects the creative efforts of both the vineyard and winemaking teams with an elegantly complex, yet subtle Rhône-style white blend.