Wine is a living thing that continues to change even after its bottling and release. Stored properly, some white wines like Jordan Chardonnay develop enhanced elegance and complexity. Abrupt or dramatic changes in light or heat, however, or the presence of vibration, may interfere with this process and cause undesirable chemical reactions.
Chardonnays are generally ready to be enjoyed upon release, or within one to three years of the vintage date.
To ensure that your wine continues to develop beautifully over time, store bottles at approximately 60 degrees, in a dark, damp place. Basements, caves, wine cellars or coolers with humidity and temperature control all keep wines in darkness and at stable storage conditions. You should also store unopened bottles on their sides, so the cork remains wet. Dry corks shrink and allow the wine to oxidize.