Type: White Wine
Country: USA
Region: California
Code: JORD020
From one of California’s most awarded wine estates, Jordan Chardonnay is often mistaken for a white Burgundy. Not a typical California Chardonnay, it is the combination of night-harvested Russian River Valley grapes, French oak aging and old-world winemaking techniques which has created a balanced white wine defined by purity of stone, fruit flavors, vibrant acidity and a succulent finish. ... Read More

Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Established in 1972, by Tom and Sally Jordan, Jordan Vineyard & Winery was inspired by the great wines of Burgundy and Bordeaux. Jordan estate farms on 1,200 acres in Sonoma’s cool Alexander Valley, north of Napa and represents quality and consistency, with focus on producing only the very best Chardonnay and Cabernet which show a distinct focus on the greatest names of Burgundy and Bordeaux. Named 'The Best Vineyard in North America 2023' by World's Best Vineyards, and now headed by 2nd generation John Jordan, these wines are World class on every level! John along with winemaker Rob Davis, who has been responsible for every vintage of Jordan since the inaugural 1976, continue to preserve the great ecological richness of this property, achieving numerous sustainability certifications. The diversity of the estate vineyard blocks with clay-rich soils like the Right Bank of Bordeaux and some of the best family grower parcels on mid-slope, well-drained Sonoma County vineyards with mineral-rich, gravelly soils reminiscent of Bordeaux’s Left Bank, gives their Cabernet Sauvignon a complexity found only in the top first growths of the world.

"Mirroring the classic elements of a grand cru Chablis, this is a rare expression of Chardonnay that shyly but exquisitely excites the senses. Pretty aromas of citrus blossom and passion fruit spring from the glass. Its elegant palate reveals flavors of lemon, Asian pear and kumquat with a beautiful weight and roundness—all supported by an attractive, crisp backbone of acidity. A lingering finish laced in succulent citrus begs you to take another sip. Enjoy now or cellar through 2023." (Ref: Jordan Winery)
With its elegant structure and crisp, citrus flavours this is a versatile wine for food pairing. It is a good accompaniment to a variety of seafood such as oysters and halibut, as well as a perfect match for light salads and poultry dishes.
Fermentation Clusters destemmed and gently pressed at night to extract freshness and acidity while avoiding astringent phenolic character from the skins. Inoculated and fermented 13 days in 51% new French oak barrels and 49% in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation limited to only 26%. Selection Double-sorting of grapes (in vineyard and at winery); press cuts done by taste to preserve the free-run juice’s pure flavors. Sur Lie Six weeks of sur-lie aging with a weekly bâtonnage (in both stainless steel and barrel) to preserve the delicate fruit aromas and flavors while bringing a touch of creaminess to the mid-palate. Cooperages French oak barrels from seven coopers were chosen based on grain tightness, low tannin potential and light toast levels, allowing for the purity of the fruit to shine. Ageing 5.5 months in 100% new French oak.

Named 'The Best Vineyard in North America 2023' by World's Best Vineyards

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