2014 Jordan Chardonnay

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750ML $36.00

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 and mineral notes carry through the lingering finish of this juicy, succulent chardonnay. A versatile food wine. Enjoy now or cellar through 2022.

Last Tasted

February 14, 2018

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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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