J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay 2020
|Region||California, Central Coast, Arroyo Seco|
The 2020 Riverstone Chardonnay exhibits youthful hues of light straw. The enticing aromas are reminiscent of ripe orange, peach, cocoa, and baking spices. The rich texture and balance on the palate from barrel aging sur lie offers flavors of ripe pear, apricot, citrus cream, hazelnut, and a hint of oak on the long finish. This versatile wine can be enjoyed as an aperitif with Gouda or aged goat cheese, or to accompany an entrée, such as a spring vegetable risotto, mussels in white wine sauce, bacon-wrapped scallops, or roasted pork with apples.
This widely available wine is worth stocking for midweek enjoyment. Light aromas of lemon, honey, nectarine and crushed white rock lead into a palate of baked apple and lemon juice, all framed by a chalky structure.
Pineapple and vanilla bean notes are plump and juicy, with an accent of citrus zest and a hint of fresh clipped herbs on the juicy finish. Drink now. 452,000 cases made.