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2013 Jordan Chardonnay

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750ML $36.00

Tasting Notes

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.

Last Tasted

February 14, 2018

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  • Harvest Dates: September 6–18, 2013
  • 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
  • Release Date: May 1, 2015

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