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2012 Jordan Chardonnay

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750ML $36.00

Tasting Notes

Jordan’s 2012 Chardonnay sets a new benchmark for future vintages. Perfume-like aromas of mandarin orange and white raspberry open to a rich palate of fresh green apple and mango. Hand-crafted French oak nuances on the mid-palate are supported by a creamy texture and balanced finish, creating a white wine designed to stand the test of time. Enjoy now paired with seasoned white meat or creamy pasta dishes or cellar through 2018.

Last Tasted

January 5, 2015

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  • Harvest Dates: September 18–October 7, 2012
  • Vineyards: Roughly 20 vineyard blocks from six small growers.
  • Fermentation: Clusters destemmed and gently pressed at night to extract freshness and acidity while avoiding astringent phenolic character from the skins. Inoculated and fermented 12 days in roughly two-thirds French oak barrels and one-third stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation limited to 29%.
  • Sur Lie: Ten weeks of sur-lie aging with some bâtonnage to heighten the creamy texture of the mid-palate
  • Cooperages: French oak barrels from eight coopers were chosen based on tightness of grain, low tannin potential and light toast levels, allowing the fruit profile to shine.
  • Aging: 100% French oak for 6.5 months; 42% new oak
  • Selection: Double-sorting of grapes (in vineyard and at winery); press cuts done by taste to preserve purity of free-run juice flavors.
  • Varietal Info: 100% Chardonnay
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Regional Sources: 100% Russian River Valley
  • Final Analysis: Alcohol: 13.7%; T.A.: 0.75g/100mL; pH: 3.34; R.S.: 0.05%
  • Bottling Dates: June 10–27, 2013 Fined and filtered before bottling
  • Release Date: May 1, 2014

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