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J Lohr October Night Chardonnay 2016

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The 2011 October Night Chardonnay has a bright, youthful straw yellow color, and floral aromas with lemon curd, beeswax, and toasty vanilla. The winemaking techniques, used to enhance the spicy and exotic nature of this Chardonnay, included barrel fermentation in largely one-year-old French oak barrels in the coldest corner of our barrel room, followed by malolactic fermentation with lees stirring. This all contributed to a very attractive and complex bouquet with a soft, rich and seamless texture. - Jeff Meier, winemaker

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J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines:
Founded in 1972, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts an array of acclaimed wines from estate vineyards in Monterey County, Paso Robles and Napa Valley. From this world-class palette of fruit, J. Lohr produces three tiers of award-winning wines – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series and J. Lohr Cuvée Series. Selecting Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco appellation for his o... Read more
Founded in 1972, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts an array of acclaimed wines from estate vineyards in Monterey County, Paso Robles and Napa Valley. From this world-class palette of fruit, J. Lohr produces three tiers of award-winning wines – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series and J. Lohr Cuvée Series. Selecting Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco appellation for his original vineyard, Jerry planted his first 280 acres of grapes beginning in 1972. Ideally suited for cool-climate winegrowing, these vineyards have become an acclaimed source for outstanding Chardonnay, Riesling, Valdiguié and Pinot Noir. At the heart of J. Lohr’s renowned red wine program are its 2,000 acres of estate vineyards in Paso Robles. Featuring warm, sunny days, cool nights and diverse soils, these vineyards have proven ideal for cultivating a flavorful array of grapes including voluptuous and complex Bordeaux varietals of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc along with Syrah and Zinfandel. Read less

Member Reviews for J Lohr October Night Chardonnay

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Snooth User: andymga
80495924
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/20/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: xpo141
96187412
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/28/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Toothpick
4574126
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/24/2008

Sorry - I know nothing about wine or how to describe it properly. We had this one at a wine tasting event in a local shop that was featuring J Lohr. I have to say I'm a J Lohr fan and have been for a long time. This one was wonderful. A sort of Buttery, creamy smooth, easy, and light taste that I just loved. We took home two bottles.


Snooth User: ragflyer
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/24/2009

A rich,mouthful ending with butterscotch. This is a great example of a big label still able to produce an exceptional smaller lot of wine. It is the grape, the malolactic fermentation and oak aging with careful attention to winemaking that bring forth this exceptional wine. A wine for people who enjoy a floral intense nose, a filling the mouth with with floral cream intensity and ending with soft lingering butterscotch.


Snooth User: Jayesh Patil
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/10/2012

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for J Lohr October Night Chardonnay

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Vintage: 2011 01/16/2013

The 2011 October Night Chardonnay has a bright, youthful straw yellow color, and floral aromas with lemon curd, beeswax, and toasty vanilla. The winemaking techniques, used to enhance the spicy and exotic nature of this Chardonnay, included barrel fermentation in largely one-year-old French oak barrels in the coldest corner of our barrel room, followed by malolactic fermentation with lees stirring. This all contributed to a very attractive and complex bouquet with a soft, rich and seamless texture. - Jeff Meier, winemaker


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Vintage: 2010 01/16/2012

Winemaker's CommentsThe 2010 October Night Chardonnay has a youthful straw yellow color, and floral aromas with pear, lime and orange peel, and toasty vanilla. The winemaking techniques, used to enhance the spicy and exotic nature of this Chardonnay, included barrel fermentation in largely one-year-old French oak barrels in the coldest corner of our barrel room, followed by malolactic fermentation with lees stirring. This all contributed to a wonderfully complex bouquet that is echoed on the palate with textural richness. - Jeff Meier, winemaker Food PairingsThis wine is perfect with eggs Benedict, grilled chicken and pumpkin ravioli. Wine List DescriptionFloral aromas with pear, honeysuckle, orange peel and toasty vanilla. A wonderfully complex wine with layers of varietal character.Appellation: Arroyo Seco AVA, Monterey CountyComposition (blend): 100% ChardonnayMaturation: Aged in barrel sur lie for 12 months in 45% new oakCellaring: Enjoy now, or cellar for up to 5 ...


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/16/2012

A youthful straw-yellow color, with Muscat and floral aromas paired with lemon curd, pear and vanilla. The winemaking techniques used to enhance the spicy and exotic nature of this Chardonnay included barrel fermentation in largely one-year-old French oak barrels in the coldest corner of our barrel room, followed by malolactic fermentation with lees stirring. All of these techniques have contributed to form a wonderfully complex bouquet that is echoed on the palate with textural richness. - Jeff Meier, winemaker ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/20/2011

J. Lohr Chardonnay October Night Vineyard Arroyo Seco 2009 750ML


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/17/2010

The 2006 J. Lohr October Night Vineyard Chardonnay is an attractive pale yellow in color, with floral aromas of white flowers, tangerine, lemon curd and butterscotch. The winemaking technique to enhance the floral nature of this Chardonnay included barrel fermentation in largely one-year-old French oak barrels in the coldest corner of our barrel room, followed by malolactic fermentation with lees stirring, all contributing to a wonderfully complex floral bouquet that is echoed on the palate with textural richness. Given its unique characters, the October Night Chardonnay would be an ideal accompaniment for an asian pear salad with scallops or delicately-flavored white fish entrees. - Jeff Meier, winemaker


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Vintage: 2006 11/25/2009

J. Lohr Chardonnay October Night Vineyard Arroyo Seco 2006 750ML



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