Value chardonnay! J. Lohr 2018 Monterey Riverstone Chardonnay



You might have heard the French proverb…

“You buy cheaply, you pay dearly.” 

That’s quite often the case when buying wine.

Cheap wine is everywhere but good cheap wine is not. 

At Pat The Wine Guy,

we’re constantly on the lookout for wine

that delivers the elusive QPR…

a favorable “quality-price ratio”.


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It’s Wine Thursday!

our weekly good-wine-at-a-good-price

that-you-can-find recommendation. 

We’re highlighting a rare find…

a palatable sub-$15 chardonnay.




You’ve probably seen J. Lohr wine on your grocery store shelf. 

It’s hard to miss. 

J. Lohr is one of the largest wineries in the country.   

But for mass-produced chardonnay,

the J. Lohr Monterey Riverstone is quite good. 

Yes, there’s some oak flavor

but it’s not overpowering. 

As a result, you’ll taste lemon and pear flavors…not wood.


You’ll find

J. Lohr Monterey Riverstone 2018 chardonnay

at many stores. 

Whole Foods has it for $11.99. 

It’s at Fred Meyer for $12.49.

  It’s on the shelf at Safeway for $12.99. 

New Seasons and QFC sell it for $13.99.   

Or you can buy it online from for $11.99.