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2014 Jordan Chardonnay

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750ML $36.00
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Rated “Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style” by Wine Enthusiast in 2016.

Tasting Notes

Showing a richness in aroma and flavor due to its age but still quite fresh. Enticing aromas of red apple, pear and melon open to a round, creamy mid-palate filled with layers of lemon, pear and citrus flavors, braced by lively acidity. Green apple, minerality and subtle oak notes carry through the lingering finish of this juicy, succulent chardonnay. A versatile food wine. Enjoy now or cellar through 2022.

Last Tasted

May 14, 2019

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  • Harvest Dates: September 5—14, 2014
  • Vineyards: Roughly a dozen vineyard blocks from five long-term 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 15 days in roughly 60% stainless steel and 40% new French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation limited to 30%.
  • Sur Lie: Two months of sur-lie aging with bâtonnage (in both stainless steel and barrel) to heighten the creamy texture of the mid-palate.
  • Cooperages: French oak barrels from eight coopers were chosen based on grain tightness, low tannin potential and light toast levels, allowing for the purity of the fruit to shine.
  • Aging: 5.5 months in 100% new French oak.
  • Selection: Double-sorting of grapes (in vineyard and at winery); press cuts done by taste to preserve the free-run juice’s pure flavors.
  • Varietal Info: 100% Chardonnay
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
  • Regional Sources: 100% Russian River Valley
  • Final Analysis: Alcohol: 13.7%; T.A.: 0.78g/100mL; pH: 3.37; R.S.: 0.06%
  • Bottling Dates: May 4—19, 2015 Fined and filtered before bottling
  • Release Date: March 1, 2016

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