The 2019 J. Lohr Estates Bay Mist White Riesling is pale straw in color, offering aromas of honeysuckle, ripe pear, Meyer lemon, and lychee. These delicious aromas are complemented on the palate by cool climate minerality, rich texture, and a spritz of natural carbonation on the finish
Enjoy this versatile wine as an aperitif with goat cheese and prosciutto, pork tenderloin, spicy sushi, or with Thai curry dishes.
Grown in close proximity to cold Monterey Bay, this food-friendly Monterey Riesling is a perfect pairing to fusion cuisines or any dish with a lick of spicy heat.
The 2019 growing season was very similar to 2018 in the Arroyo Seco, and was characterized by a mild spring and moderate summer. With cool mornings and evenings, the Arroyo Seco weather was close to ideal for ripening the White Riesling grapes. The afternoon winds in the Salinas Valley increased the texture and extended the ripening for Riesling into November, just before the season turned. The cool nights allowed the vines to retain their natural acidity with just enough ripeness to show the tropical side of this varietal. The Bay Mist White Riesling is a complex blend of two clones - FPS Clone 10, whose origin is unknown, and FPS Clone 17 from Geisenheim, Germany. These complementary clones provide a spectrum of varietal aromas, from citrus, lemongrass, and floral, to focused minerality.