Already a Jordan Estate Rewards member? Visit member login or my account above to see your points balance.
2013 Jordan Chardonnay
2013 Chardonnay, 750mL
Item successfully added!
Classic Russian River Chardonnay at its best, 2013 is still a very fresh wine that continues to age slowly and gracefully. Bright fruit aromas of green apples and pear with a wet stone minerality lead to a juicy, citrusy palate that is elegant and round without being creamy. This delicious chardonnay has a mouth-coating silkiness that carries through the long, citrus-laced finish. Enjoy now or cellar through 2023.
Vineyards: Roughly 18 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 14 days in roughly two-thirds French oak barrels and one-third stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation limited to 18%.
Sur Lie: Two months 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 months; 40% 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, Sonoma County
Regional Sources: 100% Russian River Valley
Final Analysis: Alcohol: 13.7%; T.A.: 0.76g/100mL; pH: 3.35; R.S.: 0.06%
Bottling Dates: May 20–June 6, 2014
Fined and filtered before bottling