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2013 J. Lohr Estates Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc

VINTAGE
2013 in the Arroyo Seco region of Monterey County was just about the perfect vintage. With warm, dry weather from April to October, 2013 was the second warmest vintage in the last 12 years, which was a welcome break from three straight, very cool years. Although temperatures were warm throughout the season, there were no days over 100 degrees, and no rainfall during ripening. This ideal weather allowed us to selectively pick our Sauvignon Blanc over a range of flavor profiles, from gooseberry to grapefruit and passionfruit.


VINEYARDS
The grapes for the Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc are grown in the well-drained, sandy, cobblestone soils deposited by the Arroyo Seco River. These rugged soils keep yields in check and produce fruit with varietal intensity, minerality and exceptional weight. The long cool growing season of the Arroyo Seco appellation ensures that the fleeting, exotic fruit flavors of Sauvignon Blanc are retained along with vibrant natural acidity. The Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc is created to be an expression of pure varietal character, influenced only by its terroir and gently guided by minimal farming and winemaking practices.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin: Arroyo Seco AVA, Monterey County, CA
Composition Blend: 98.5% Sauvignon Blanc, 1.5% Viognier
Harvest Dates: September 9 to October 10, 2013
Brix at Harvest: 23.6° Brix avg
Vinification:  
  Maturation: Aged 8 months in tank, wood barrels and stainless steel barrels
  Barrel type: New Acacia wood barrels and stainless steel barrels
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.28
  Total Acidity: 0.68 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 13.74% by volume
  Residual Sugar: 0.39 g/100ml
  Cellaring: Delicious now, and should be consumed within one or two years

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
Bright aromas and flavors of gooseberry, grapefruit and passionfruit highlight this bright, crisp and well-structured Sauvignon Blanc from the cool Arroyo Seco appellation. By fermenting part of the blend in new acacia wood barrels, a rich textural component was developed to play off of the varietal brightness achieved with the stainless steel aging of the remaining portion.
-Karl Antink, white winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Serve with artichokes, grilled mackerel, sushi and sashimi or fresh salads with goat cheese.

WINE LIST DESCRIPTION
A crisp, well-structured Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of gooseberry, grapefruit and passionfruit.

Price: $14.00 750ml

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2012 J. Lohr Fog’s Reach Pinot Noir

VINTAGE
2012 continued the trend of very cool consecutive years, which began two years earlier. As such, 2012 began with even colder winter--and earlier spring temperatures- -than 2011. Fortunately, unlike 2010 and 2011, the Arroyo Seco appellation was blessed with favorable weather from bloom to fruit-set, and dry weather from April through October, ensuring a healthy crop and decreased mildew pressure. The vintage appeared to be trending late until a short but substantial heat wave from September 30th through October 2nd pushed our 2012 Pinot Noir crop to extreme ripeness. Hand-harvesting crews, working under chilly night time temperatures, delivered the cold fruit to the winery in excellent condition for sorting and fermentation. Dijon clone 667 represents about 60% of the Fog’s Reach blend in 2012, giving it great fruit on the palate.


VINEYARDS
Our Pinot Noir vineyard resides in the cool and windy enclave of the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County. Comprised of multiple Dijon selections of Pinot Noir clones (115, 667, 777), as well as Pommard 4, the vines are grown on extremely well-drained, loamy sand and gravelly loam soils intermixed and underlain by large potato-sized cobblestones. The unique combination of soil, climate and viticulture produces deeply-colored Pinot Noir with elegantly refined structure and flavor.


TECHNICAL DATA

Appellation: Arroyo Seco AVA, Monterey County, CA
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Harvest Dates: October 5th to 18th, 2012
Process: Night harvested by hand under lights into half-ton bins. Destemmed and sorted on Vaucher Beguet sorting table before transferring to six and twelve ton open-top stainless steel fermenters.
Harvest Numbers: 27.2° Brix, total acidity 0.83 g/100ml, pH 3.51
Vinification:

Yeast: RC212 and Assmanshausen
Fermentation: Stainless steel fermented in open-top tanks with maual punchdown of cap
Temperature: 90°F peak fermentation temperature
Maceration: 8 days on average
Malolactic: Inoculation in stainless steel and completion in French oak barrels
Maturation: Aged 8 month in French oak barrels; 50% new
Barrel Type: French/Burgundy barrels, medium to heavy toast
Forests: Predominantly Bertrange and Allier
Coopers: François Frères and Dargaud et Jaegle

Post-Maturation: Bulldog racked from barrels, blended lots, bottled July 2013
Bottling Numbers: pH: 3.75
Total Acidity: 0.59 g/100ml
Alcohol: 14.57% by volume
Res. Sugar: 0.001 g/100 ml (dry)
Cases Produced: 3,340 (6,680 six-packs)
Cellaring: 5 to 7 year aging potential with the greatest evolution of complex aromas within the first year in bottle

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
Youthful and deep red in color, the 2012 Fog’s Reach Pinot Noir displays strawberry, fennel and white tea aromas with a subtle bouquet of toasted puffed pastry. The high fraction of Dijon clone 667 in the blend delivers an abundance of complex red fruit to the palate, with sandalwood on the finish.
-Steve Peck, red winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Try with pan-seared sesame tuna, grilled portabella mushrooms or your favorite charcuterie.

WINE LIST DESCRIPTION
Aromas of strawberry and white tea finish with sandalwood and red fruits on the palate.

Price: $35.00 750ml

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2013 J. Lohr Gesture Viognier

VINTAGE
2013 at the Gean Vineyard in western Paso Robles was a vintage defined by steady, warm and dry weather with no significant heat spikes, rains or cold snaps. Good weather at flowering led to favorable yields, while the dry conditions imposed moderate stress leading to smaller berries with more intense flavor. The combination of early bud break and warm weather throughout the vintage meant a longer growing season allowing for optimal ripeness and flavor development.


VINEYARD
The grapes for the 2013 Gesture Viognier were sourced from J. Lohr’s Gean Vineyard. The Gean Vineyard, planted in 2010, is one of J. Lohr’s newest vineyards and is the western most vineyard in the Paso Robles AVA and receives nearly twice the annual rainfall of our other Paso Robles vineyards. With a climate nearly identical to that of the Northern Rhône - combined with well drained soils of calcareous shale and weathered sandstone - make this vineyard ideal for Viognier. The warm days with south and west exposures on this hillside vineyard help to naturally develop ripe lush flavors, while the cool nights allow for hang time, giving the wines power and depth.


TECHNICAL DATA

Appellation: Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, CA
Varietal: 93% Viognier, 6% Roussanne, 1% Grenache Blanc
Harvest Date: September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2013
Harvest Process: Hand picked early morning and whole cluster pressed
Harvest chemistries: Brix 25.8°, pH 3.41, total acidity 0.65 g/100ml
   
Vinification  
  Yeast: VL1 and VL2
  Fermentation: In barrel for an average of 17 days
  Maturation: In neutral French oak and new acacia puncheons and barrels for 6 months, with weekly stirring of each barrel starting November 2013 until March 2014.
   
Bottling Chemistries  
  pH: 3.46
  Total Acidity: 0.64 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 14.2% by volume
  Residual Sugar: 0.3 g/100ml
  Cases Produced: 4568
Cellaring Drink now through 2018

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
“Aromas of lychee, lime custard, apricot, honeysuckle and white pepper move seamlessly into layers of citrus, stonefruit and flinty mineral flavors. The palate is rich and balanced with a long finish of tropical fruit and minerality”
-Jeff Meier, Winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Grilled chicken with orange ginger sauce and coconut pilaf, macadamia crusted halibut, curried mussels, bold spicy Indian and Caribbean dishes, soft and semisoft cheeses.

Price: $30.00 750ml

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2012 J. Lohr Highlands Bench Chardonnay

VINTAGE
The 2012 Santa Lucia Highlands vintage continued the trend of cool years, which began in 2010. 2012 began with colder than average winter and early spring temperatures, but saw cool to moderate temperatures and dry weather from June through the end of September. With no rain events and favorable weather during the ripening period, we were able to let the grapes reach optimal maturity. A short heat wave on October 1st and 2nd pushed the grapes over the finish line to close out an outstanding vintage at the Escolle Road Vineyard.


VINEYARDS
2012 J. Lohr Highlands Bench Chardonnay comes from the Escolle Road Vineyard, just west of the town of Gonzales in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA of Monterey. We were invited to partner with a group of friends - Gary Caraccioli, the Nunes and Hiyashi families - in 2006, to establish a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyard on Rianda family property. We participated in soil evaluation, vineyard layout and clone and rootstock selection, ultimately choosing the sandiest soils for Chardonnay planting. The clones selected were a Wente clone from Larry Hyde’s vineyard in Carneros, and a Robert Young selection from Sonoma County - both shy bearing, but very flavorful. The close proximity to Monterey Bay, the eastern slope and aspect, and the elevation above the Salinas Valley floor provide a cool, sunny, ideal environment for growing intensely-flavored Burgundian varietals.


TECHNICAL DATA

Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, Monterey County, CA
Composition 100% Chardonnay
Harvest Dates: October 5 through 11, 2012
Harvest Process: Hand-harvested at night, vineyard-pressed to 0.8 bars and settled
Harvest Chemistries: 26.0° Brix, total acidity 0.97 g/100ml, pH 3.26
Vinification: Yeast: Native fermentation with Frootzen added
Fermentation: In barrel for an average of 16 days
Malolactic: Inoculated each barrel with Christian Hansen Vinaflora Oenos October 2012. Completed malolactic fermentation end of November/beginning of December 2012.
Stirring: Weekly stirring of each barrel, starting November 2012 until June 2013 (during malolactic fermentation and seven months post)
Post-Stirring: Monthly topping up of barrels with free sulfur dioxide and oxygen monitoring
Maturation: Aged in barrel sur lie for 18 months in 50.8% new oak
Barrel Type: French oak, very tight grain
Forest: Mixed
Coopers: Mostly Francois Frères and Marcel Cadet
Bottling Chemistries: pH: 3.64
Total Acidity: 0.65 g/100ml
Alcohol: 14.09% by volume
Residual Sugar: 0.42 g/100ml
  Cases Produced: 732 (1,464 six-packs)
  Cellaring: Delicious now, but will gain complexity in the bottle through 2018.

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
Bright yellow hues with aromas of mango, papaya, strawberry and violets. Rich flavors of tropical fruit, vanilla, citrus, toasted oak and minerality frame this weighty Chardonnay.
Karl Antink, white winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Pair with lemon-oregano chicken, roasted hen with spring vegetables, apple walnut salad or seared scallops.

Price: $25.00 750ml

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2012 Painter Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon

Painter Bridge wines are available for International sales only.  For more information please contact us at intdiv@jlohr.com.

 

PRODUCTION NOTES
Painter Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon comes from fruit grown on the Central Coast and northern interior of California. Its bold flavors reflect the bright, warm sunny days that dominate this climate in the growing season. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and aged with toasted French oak.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin:  California
Composition: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon,
21% Valdiguié, 2% Merlot
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.69
  Total Acidity: 0.65 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 12.8% by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.22 g/100ml

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
This 2012 Painter Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon is dark in color with a magenta hue. Varietal aromas of black currant and cherry are showcased with an oak signature of dark roasted coffee, licorice and spice. The black fruit flavor is clean and round, leaving a rich oak impression with soft tannin and a touch of “savage” varietal character that only Cabernet Sauvignon can bring.
-Steve Peck, red winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Great for casual dining. Pair with grilled skirt steak fajitas and roasted chipotle salsa.

CELLARING
Enjoy in its youth, or lay down for up to 5 years.

2013 Cypress Vineyards Merlot

PRODUCTION NOTES
The windswept Cypress tree, the unmistakable signature plant of California’s coastal terrain, owes its gnarled appearance to the maritime air’s persistent movement inland and seaward. The ocean’s influence on the Central Coast winegrowing region is significant, keeping coastal and inland valleys refreshingly cool at night, while preserving the grapes’ natural acidity and flavor. For Cypress Vineyards Merlot, the 2013 vintage followed a dry winter with rainfall totals less than half of normal. Warm spring temperatures fostered early vine growth and flowering. Red varieties showed excellent color development due in part to veraison temperatures roughly 10 degrees cooler than normal as the berries softened and developed skin color in late July and early August. Our passionate commitment to Cypress Vineyards red wines is to preserve and showcase the great cherry and currant fruit flavors resplendent in grapes grown in the Central Coast.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin:  Central Coast, California
Composition: 79% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petite Verdot, 3% Petite Sirah, 3% Syrah, 5% Malbec and other red varieties
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.74
  Total Acidity: 0.52 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 13.7% alcohol by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.3 g/100ml

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
The deeply colored 2013 vintage of Cypress Vineyards Merlot offers varietal aromas of black currant and ripe plum, complemented by a bouquet of toasty oak. Structure and fruit signature are enhanced by inclusion of the red blending varieties. The wonderfully comfortable palate weight finishes with ripe, soft tannin. This delicious wine pairs with grilled portabello kabobs or barbecued short ribs. Enjoy in its youth, or cellar up to five years.

 Price: $10.00 750ml

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2012 J. Lohr Tower Road Petite Sirah

VINTAGE
Every vintage has its own personality; a unique history of climatic experience that shapes the flavor of the wine we taste in our glass. The 2012 season was preceded by two of the coldest vintages in a decade and was welcomed with open arms for its warmth. Preseason rainfall was a bit on the shy side at 60% of normal, with a nice wet storm arriving at budbreak on the first week of April that brought welcome moisture for growth and suppressed chances of spring frost. Our typically warm springtime conditions brought rapid shoot growth and irrigation was stopped in our vineyards in mid-June to promote seed ripening, limit berry size and soften the tannins in our Petite Sirah. A period of triple digit hot temperatures added definition to the vintage in mid- August toward the end of veraison. This intensified the tannin structure and wine density for the vintage as a whole. Ideal warm and dry September weather pushed the grapes to full ripeness the first week of October, when we harvested our two best blocks a couple of days prior to a light rain in order to maintain a maximum concentration of fruit flavors in this excellent vintage of Tower Road Petite Sirah.


VINEYARDS
In the vineyards surrounding Tower Road, in the Estrella and San Miguel districts of Paso Robles, our Petite Sirah thrives on the well-drained yet heavier clay soils of the area. The rarity of autumn rains in Paso Robles allows this tight-clustered variety to reach full maturity almost every year, without the risk of bunch-rot that exists in damper regions around the state. Our ripening program requires that we apply bird netting to the vines in August to assure that birds don’t overfeed on this especially flavorful grape before harvest. Despite intense summer sun and very warm daytime temperatures in Paso Robles, the gentle afternoon breezes that creep in from the Monterey Bay to the north and from the Templeton Gap to the west cool the area by as much as fifty degrees by early morning, preserving the acidity and bright fruit character of our Petite Sirah.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin: Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, California
Composition: 100% Petite Sirah
Harvest Dates: October 5th, 6th & 8th, 2012
Process: Hand harvested into half-ton bins
Harvest Numbers: Brix 26.5°, total acidity 0.49 g/100ml, pH 3.73
Vinification:

Destemmed and fermented in 10 ton open top tanks. Cap management with light punchdowns
Yeast: Maurivin Platinum
Fermentation: Whole berries
Temperature: Moderate temperatures to reduce seed tannin extraction
Maceration: 2-day cold soak with a short, 3-day fermentation and early pressing
Malolactic: 100% malolactic in barrels through December and January
Maturation: 16 months barrel age
Barrel Type: 225 liter French oak Burgundy export barrels, 60% new
Forests: Rive Droit and a blend of Five Forests
Coopers: Vallaurine and Marcel Cadet

Post-Maturation: Released 2 months after bottling
Bottling Numbers: pH: 3.69
Total Acidity: 0.60g/100ml
Alcohol: 15.22% by volume
Res. Sugar: 0.26 g/100 ml 
Cases Produced: 8,052 six-bottle cases
Cellaring: This dense and delicious wine will open up early with a splash-decant, and should develop in the bottle for up to 10 years.

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
Youthful and dark in the glass, the 2012 Tower Road Petite Sirah shows inviting aromas of homemade ollalieberry pie and a delicate “pastry-like” French oak barrel signature. The rich fruit flavors finish with an enormously dense berry character.
Steve Peck, Red Winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Pairs well with aromatic herbs and pan-seared meat dishes such as rosemary lamb chops with roasted fennel.

Price: $35.00 750ml

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2012 J. Lohr Gesture Syrah

VINTAGE
2012 marked the return to more typical growing temperatures in Paso Robles after two of the coolest vintages in a decade. Rainfall was on the shy side at 7 inches for the winter totaling less than 60% of normal. A nice wet storm arrived during budbreak on the first week of April that brought welcome moisture for growth. Our typically warm springtime conditions delivered rapid shoot growth which fully filled out the VSP canopy in this block. An unusual period of triple-digit hot temperatures added definition to the vintage in mid-August toward the end of veraison. We believe this gave a general uptrend of tannin structure for the vintage as a whole. Ideal warm and dry September weather pushed the fruit to full ripeness with this block picking on September 13th. The 2012 vintage of Gesture Syrah developed complex, spicy notes and soft tannins as it aged on its own yeast lees for 16 months in French oak barrels prior to bottling in March of 2014.


VINEYARDS
The grapes for this J. Lohr Gesture Syrah are grown at Terra Bella Vineyard, located within the Adelaida subdistrict of the Paso Robles AVA at an elevation of nearly 1,800 feet. The super steep south-facing Block 6 has lime-shale soils and is planted to Syrah clone 877. Thinned to just one cluster per shoot, this block is prone to rapid sugar accumulation and intense flavor concentration.


TECHNICAL DATA

Appellation:

Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, CA
Composition: 100% Syrah
Harvest Dates: September 3, 2012
Harvest Process:  Hand-harvested to half-ton bins, destemmed and berry sorted on Vaucher Beguet Mistral system
Harvest Chemistries: 28.2° Brix, total acidity 0.67 g/100ml, pH 3.54
Vinification:  
  Yeast: ICV D80 yeast
  Fermentation: Destemmed and fermented whole berry in open-top tank with light punchdowns
  Temperature: Cold-soaked 5 days at 55°F, fermented to 90°F peak temperature
  Maceration: 12 days on skins
  Malolactic: 100% with Viniflora Oenos in barrel
  Maturation: 16 months in 228 liter barrels
  Barrel Type: French oak puncheons, 50% new
Forests: France
Coopers: Meyrieux and Vallaurine
  Bottle Aging: Released 3 months after bottling
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.36
  Total Acidity: 0.56 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 14.2% by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.05 g/100ml
  Cellaring: Richest fruit within 5 years; maturing tannins to 8 years of bottle age
  Cases produced: 268 cases

WINEWMAKER'S COMMENTS
The 2012 J. Lohr Gesture Syrah shows intense color and leads with bright red fruit aromas. The delicate oak signature suggests tiramisu and white truffle while round fruit flavors of lingonberry and blood orange fill the palate.
-Steve Peck, Red Winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
A traditional entrecôte (ribeye) steak or crispy duck on sautéed winter greens.

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2012 J. Lohr Gesture GSM

VINTAGE
2012 marked the return to more typical growing temperatures in Paso Robles after two of the coolest vintages in a decade. Rainfall was on the shy side at 7 inches for the winter, totaling less than 60% of normal. A nice wet storm arrived during budbreak on the first week of April, bringing welcome moisture for early season growth. Our typically warm springtime conditions delivered rapid shoot elongation which fully filled out the VSP canopy in this block. An unusual period of triple-digit hot temperatures added definition to the vintage in mid-August toward the end of veraison. We believe this gave a general uptrend of tannin structure for the vintage as a whole. Ideal warm and dry September weather accelerated ripening with this Grenache block, which was harvested on October 19th. The goal of the Gesture GSM blend is to highlight the uniquely bright fruit quality of Grenache and supporting it with structure and spice from Mourvèdre and Syrah components in the blend.


VINEYARDS
The vineyard source of Grenache and Mourvèdre in this blend is from a property once known as Gravity Hills. Located in the Willow Creek district in the western part of the Paso Robles appellation, these decade-old vines are planted on a steep, southwest-facing lime-shale hillside. The 23% slope in these blocks makes simply walking this vineyard very difficult. Our farming plan brings the crop to one cluster per shoot after bloom, and in order to intensify flavor, these large-clustered varieties require trimming off the wings and the lower third of the clusters shortly after set. The Syrah component for this blend comes from Terra Bella Vineyard, located within the warmer Adelaida district of the western Paso Robles appellation at an elevation of 1,800 feet.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin: Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, CA
Composition: 87% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 3% Syrah
Harvest Dates: Grenache picked October 19th, 2012
Harvest Process: Hand-harvested fruit was destemmed and berry-sorted before fermentation
Harvest Chemistries: 26.7° Brix, total acidity 0.52 g/100ml, pH 3.38
Vinification: 
  Yeast: Maurivin Distinction
  Fermentation: Fermented in open-top fermentors, with light punch downs daily
  Temperature: Four day cold-soak followed by a moderate 88°F fermentation temperature
  Maceration: 10 days on skins prior to pressing
  Malolactic: 100% malolactic, V. Oenos strain in puncheons
  Maturation: 16 months in puncheons
  Barrel type: 500 liter French oak puncheons from Francois Frères, 25% new
  Bottle Aging: Released 4 months after bottling
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.45
  Total Acidity: 0.55 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 14.35% by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.00 g/100ml
  Cellaring: Enjoyable now, but will age gracefully for 5 to 7 years
  Cases Produced: 719 cases

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
The 2012 J. Lohr Gesture GSM is medium in color with a particularly bright hue. High-toned Grenache fruit is structured and spiced with a bit of Mourvèdre and a touch of soft Syrah. A year in French oak puncheons contributes aromas of baking spice and adds palate weight. The racy acidity of this wine will complement any Mediterranean menu.
-Steve Peck, Red Winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Pairs well with grilled meats or fish seasoned with traditional Herbes de Provence. Try with spicy crab cakes, vegetable stew or an arugula-topped pizza.

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2013 J. Lohr Estates Bay Mist White Riesling

VINTAGE
2013 in the Arroyo Seco was just about the perfect vintage. With warm, dry weather from April to October, this vintage was the second warmest in the last 12 years, which was a welcome break from three straight cool years. Although temperatures were warm, there were no days over 100 degrees, and no rainfall during ripening, which allowed for the hangtime needed to achieve ripe Riesling flavors.


VINEYARDS
The vines for our J. Lohr Estates Bay Mist White Riesling are grown in well-drained Chualar loam soils underlain by stones deposited from the Arroyo Seco River. The winds of the Salinas Valley extended the growing season, and the fruit retains its natural grape acids. Our primary goal with this varietal is to evoke the purest manifestation of fruit from the vineyard, enhanced by a combination of cultured yeasts fermented in stainless steel to showcase the grape’s character.


TECHNICAL DATA

Appellation: Arroyo Seco AVA, Monterey County, CA
Composition: 94% White Riesling,
6% Gewurztraminer
Harvest Date: October 25th and 26th, 2013
Brix at Harvest: 23.9° Brix average
Total Acidity: 0.70 g/100 ml
pH at Bottling: 3.08
Alcohol: 13.05% by volume
Residual Sugar: 2.00 g/100 ml
Vinification: Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks
Maturation: Four months in stainless steel tanks post-fermentation

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
The 2013 J. Lohr Estates Bay Mist White Riesling is a youthful, pale straw yellow color and perfumed with aromas of apricot, tangerine peel, apple and sweet lavender. Fresh green apple, stone fruit and citrus flavors come into balance with crisp, cool climate acidity and a touch of natural sugars, finishing with a refreshing tingle of residual carbonation.
-Karl Antink, white winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Enjoy this wine as an aperitif, or pair with mahi-mahi tacos, spicy sushi, Caribbean jerk chicken or pumpkin curry.

WINE LIST DESCRIPTION
Aromas of apple, apricot and lavender. Refreshing acidity with a slight spritz.

Price: $10.00 750ml
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