Often mistaken for a white Burgundy, Jordan Chardonnay charms wine lovers with its subtle nuances. A combination of night-harvested Russian River Valley grapes, French oak aging and old-world winemaking techniques create an elegant white wine defined by purity of stone fruit flavors, vibrant acidity and a mouth-watering finish. Harmoniously balanced to pair with a broad range of foods, Jordan has remained one of the most popular wines on restaurant wine lists for decades.
Winemaker Rob Davis thinks the 2012 Jordan Chardonnay is about as close to Burgundy as we’ve ever come. Aromas of fresh Fuji apple and Asian pear entice the nose, laced with intriguing hints of lemon custard, flint-like minerality and a subliminal caress of integrated vanilla and baking spice from thoughtful time in French oak. The mid-palate is creamy and complete with a firm acidity that carries through the persistent finish. Jordan’s 2012 Chardonnay sets a new benchmark for future vintages.View details >
Empirical wisdom and agility were needed to overcome the obstacles Mother Nature handed us in 2011. The 2011 Chardonnay is an elegant expression of a vintage that wanted anything but to be tamed. Aromas of freshly cut Fuji and Granny Smith apples, stone fruits and white flowers lead to vibrant minerality and bright fruit flavors. The creamy mid-palate is framed by well-integrated French oak and lively acidity that carry through to a refreshingly long finish.View details >
Cool temperatures and foggy mornings lingered throughout the summer of 2010, enhancing the intensity of fruit character in our Chardonnay grapes at lower sugar levels with higher acids. 2010 Jordan Chardonnay is a delicate wine filled with subtle fruit and oak nuances to seduce the palate. Aromas of fresh green and Fuji apples lead seamlessly to an elegant palate framed by lively acidity and a hint of oak from aging five months in French oak barrels. Apple crispness lingers in the long, graceful finish. Drink now through 2016.View details >
The 2009 Jordan Chardonnay has aromas of freshly cut green apples and honeysuckle with a hint of kiwi and lemon zest. Bright, fresh, apple flavors expand on the palate, framed by lively acidity and a touch of vanilla from five months of aging in new and used French oak barrels. Crispness and minerality linger in the long, graceful finish. This is a wine defined by elegance and finesse.View details >
The 2008 Jordan Chardonnay is marked by understated elegance. Bright, straw-green colored hue. The clean freshness of the nose opens up with vivid fruit aromas of green apples, pears and peach, and a touch of quince and kiwi. On the palate, similar notes are evident: bright fruits braced by crisp acidity and a lingering minerality. The finish brings the fruit, balance and finesse of this wine full circle.View details >
The near-perfect conditions of the 2007 growing season resulted in uniform ripening, producing rich varietal character and vibrant acidity. The grapes were harvested late at night and arrived at the winery hours later crisp, cold and in pristine condition. On the nose, this wine offers delicate hints of Fuji apple, citrus, nutmeg, honey and lightly toasted oak. Its creamy palate is balanced by crisp acidity.View details >
The 2006 growing season was substantially cooler than most, which extended the harvest well into October. The grapes were harvested in the early morning hours and arrived at the winery crisp, cold and in pristine condition. On the nose, this wine offers delicate hints of Fuji apple, citrus, nutmeg, honey and lightly toasted oak. Lively and complex flavors of Asian pear and key lime follow on the palate.View details >