J. Lohr - Arroyo Vista - Chardonnay

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Overview: The 2020 growing season was characterized by a cool spring and summer in the Arroyo Seco. The cool weather during the summer provided a slow and even ripening of the grapes, while the afternoon winds helped to keep the fruit healthy until harvest. The warmth from early September was just enough to fully ripen the grapes, while three extra weeks on the vine contributed to the rich texture. While the basis of the blend is still clone 76, with its ripe pear and apple flavors, the wine displays additional depth thanks to new clones from a replanted Block 5 - the original Arroyo Vista block. The Mt. Eden clone offers daffodil, Meyer lemon, and tangerine flavors; clone 17 supplies floral, strawberries and cream, and white peach flavors; clone 95 contributes yellow peach and rich texture; clone 96 brings apple and apricot flavors and bright acidity to the blend.

Tasting Notes: Pale yellow in color, the 2020 Arroyo Vista Chardonnay exhibits intriguing aromas of paperwhites, Meyer lemon, ripe apple, white peach, brioche, and crème brûlée. The rich palate texture is derived from the use of classic Burgundian techniques, such as primary and malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and weekly stirring of the lees during aging.

Pairing: Triple crème brie cheese, creamy mushroom polenta, chicken with dijon mustard sauce, lobster or crab with lemon butter.

Points: 91, Wine Enthusiast

Format / ABV: 750 ml/14.5%

In certain circumstances, a specific vintage may not be available. If this is the case, a comparable vintage of the same wine will be substituted for online orders. If shopping in store, please check the bottle for the appropriate vintage. If you have a question about a specific vintage that is in stock please email wine@kegnbottle.com

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