April 9, 2012 | by Lisa Mattson

On the eve of two very special birthdays at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, we’re thrilled to share two new releases that capture the heart of our winemaking style—balance, elegance and full expression of fruit—the qualities our customers have enjoyed from vintage to vintage for four decades.

The 2008 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon has a smooth, silky structure that showcases both the delicacy of the vintage and a spectrum of fruit flavors. Elegant aromas of cherries and plums open to a soft, silky mouthfeel of cherries, black fruits and cassis with a hint of spicy oak. Truly a vintage where veteran winemakers overcame Mother Nature’s challenges to produce beautiful wines, 2008 has made Winemaker Rob Davis very proud, as he describes in his tasting note video.

Our 2010 Jordan Chardonnay is a delicate wine filled with subtle fruit and oak nuances to seduce the palate, as Winemaker Rob Davis describes in his tasting note video above. Aromas of fresh green and Fuji apples lead seamlessly to an elegant palate framed by lively acidity and a hint of oak from aging in French oak barrels. The cool temperatures and foggy mornings that lingered throughout the summer of 2010 enhanced the fruit flavors and bright acids in our Chardonnay grapes. Watch our 2010 Chardonnay grapes being hand-harvested at night.

These wines are available exclusively at jordanwinery.com until the official national release May 1, 2012.