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2017 Jordan Chardonnay

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750ML $34.00
2017 Chardonnay in Gift Box $39.00
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Tasting Notes

A nice balance of delicacy and deliciousness. Inviting aromas of honeysuckle and lemon peel lead to bright flavors of stone fruits and citrus. The palate is elegant yet succulent, with layers of oak-laced lemon, pears, quince and white peach—all supported by uplifting acidity. Its crisp, citrusy finish lingers on the palate, enticing you to take another sip. Enjoy now or cellar through 2022.

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  • Harvest Dates: August 30—September 15, 2017
  • Vineyards: A dozen vineyard blocks from six 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 13 days in 61% new French oak barrels and 39% in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation limited to only 27% to ensure that aromas were not masked by a buttery component.
  • Sur Lie: Five weeks of sur-lie aging (in both stainless steel and barrel) to bring a touch of creaminess to the mid-palate. No bâtonnage was performed to preserve the delicate fruit aromas and flavors.
  • Cooperages: French oak barrels from six coopers were chosen based on grain tightness, low tannin potential and light toast levels, allowing for the purity of the fruit to shine.
  • Aging: 6 months in 100% new French oak.
  • Selection: Double-sorting of grapes; many press cuts to preserve the free-run juice’s pure flavors.
  • Varietal Info: 100% Chardonnay
  • Appellation: 100% Russian River Valley
  • Final Analysis: Alcohol: 13.6%; T.A.: 0.80g/100mL; pH: 3.31; R.S.: 0.04%
  • Bottling Dates: June 20—28, 2018 Fined and filtered before bottling
  • Release Date: May 1, 2019

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