Posts Tagged ‘Arroyo Seco’

2012 J. Lohr ‘Fog’s Reach’ Pinot Noir, Arroyo Seco

There’s a lot going on in this wine’s aroma spectrum, starting with fleshy black cherry and pomegranate impressions, adding a black tea note, and then turning Burgundy-like with whiffs of tomato and earth. (The Pomerol clone component adds the… Read more

2012 J. Lohr ‘October Night’ Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco

Young wines that utilize a good deal of new French oak in their aging regimen — in this case, nearly half of the barrels — often present themselves in “parts.” You can taste the oak… then you can taste some fruit… then you may taste some… Read more

2012 J. Lohr ‘Arroyo Vista’ Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco

Lush and complex, the nose offers up aromas of buttered toast, baking spices, ripe apple, peach and lemon zest. There’s a full, palate-coating viscosity in the mouth, leaving a lingering spiced butter afterflavor, while a good thread of citric… Read more

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