Posts Tagged ‘Arroyo Seco’

2012 La Crema Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco

Bright golden straw color. Perfumed aromas of white flowers, vanilla, butter, lemon/lime, and a note of apples lead to flavors of butter, baking spices, and tropical fruit. The wine coats the palate, but has bright acidity that keeps it fresh and… Read more


2012 La Crema Pinot Noir, Arroyo Seco

Nearly transparent dark coral color. Pleasant aromas of sweet fruit (fleshy black plum and red berries) are accented by toasty oak, menthol, cedar, and earth. Darker fruit emerges in the mouth, with ample earthy, silty tannins present through to the… Read more


2011 Carmel Road Pinot Noir, Panorama Vineyard, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County

Opaque dark crimson color. The beguiling nose delivers raspberry, cherry cola, plum, clove, and cinnamon, with an additional dark flower perfume. Silky and feminine in the mouth, showing little heat despite the 15% alcohol content, this is a… Read more


2011 J. Lohr ‘Fog’s Reach’ Pinot Noir, Arroyo Seco, Monterey

Nearly transparent light ruby, picking up some pink at the rim. The nose is full of jammy strawberry and raspberry fruit, joined by whiffs of sweet vanilla and white pepper. Well balanced with nuanced oak shadings, the wine offers bright red fruit… Read more


2011 J. Lohr ‘October Night’ Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County

2011 J. Lohr 'October Night' Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County

Clear light straw color. The perfumed nose exhibits exotic Asian flowers and fruits, sweet Meyer lemon, and oak shadings of vanilla and clove. The wine is medium-full in the mouth, with fine balance. From mid-palate on, it gains volume, pumping… Read more


2010 J. Lohr ‘October Night’ Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco

Medium yellow straw color. A flowery nose, showing sweet honeysuckle and orange zest. Picks up some creaminess in the mouth, finishing with lingering flavors of toast, spice and buttered fruit. MSRP: Not yet released (August 2012) Wine Lines… Read more


2010 J. Lohr Fog’s Reach Pinot Noir, Arroyo Seco

Opaque purple-plum color. Despite the dark color, the aroma and flavor profile swings more to the red fruit spectrum — jammy strawberry, raspberry and cherry. Add in some aromatic sage spices, plus notes of black tea, fine ash, clove and cedar,… Read more


2010 J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco

Deep straw color with glints of green. The nose is lush and buttery, showing pear and peach fruit, with notes of citrus, clove, toast and vanilla. Full-bodied, the wine spreads out on the palate, leaving lingering afterflavors of butter and smoke…. Read more


2010 J. Lohr Estates ‘Riverstone’ Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco

Among the most dependable Chardonnays in the $10-15 range for two decades, the 2010 vintage of “Riverstone” shows off butter and cinnamon woodspice notes around moderate peach and apple fruit. On the palate, an engaging nutmeg element emerges,… Read more


2005 Jekel Cabernet Sauvignon, Arroyo Seco

An opaque purple-plum color. The heady, perfumed nose is full of candied cherry, black currant, fleshy plum, menthol and a touch of earth. Juicy in the mouth, and full of black fruits. Some mild chocolate and earth tannins peek through at the… Read more