J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay 2010, Arroyo Seco

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$19.95 (258699)

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Critic Reviews (3)

Steve Thurlow
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Steve Thurlow

The 2010 is an improvement over the 2009 vintage. Expect intense aromas of baked apple with toffee, lemon and mild...

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David Lawrason
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David Lawrason

This has a fragrant and generous nose of yellow apple/plum, wood smoke and well integrated honey and spice. It’s...

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John Szabo, MS
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John Szabo, MS

A sweet, caramel-flavoured white; tastes like a banana split. Hard to imagine drinking even a half glass of this,...

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Community Reviews (2)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Bright gold in colour with medium+ intensity on the nose.

Positives: Tropical flavours of pineapple, mango, orange, bananas, honeydew melon & lemon with medium oak & buttered popcorn. Full body, good acidity, balanced with medium+ length & moderate alcohol.

Negatives: None.

Interesting Things: If you want a good drinking buttery Chard with moderate alcohol & under $20, you can’t beat this wine. Drink from new world Chard glass & don’t over chill it.

Drink now on its own or pair it with steak & lobster. Chris Ruth’s Steak House comes to mind.

Tasted: 5 Jan 12

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Score: 9+, Value: 9.5/10. Total: 19/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5

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Adam
Adam

There are certainly much finer examples of Chardonnay for the price, but this is still a very drinkable wine. It's in a sweet and creamy style with obvious emphasis of oak. Overall though, the wine is reasonably well structured, tasty, and a nice crowdpleasing sipper.

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