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2018 Jordan Chardonnay

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750ML $35.00
Also available as part of a gift box collection.

Named Editors’ Choice by Wine Enthusiast: “This light, elegant white wine shows seamless integration of oak and weight. Green apple, pear and crushed rock tones combine effortlessly, boosted by fresh, lasting acidity.” 92 Points, December 2020

Tasting Notes

A vintage defined by its crispness, vibrancy and freshness. Pretty aromas of honeysuckle, lemon blossom and Fuji apple spring from the glass. The palate boasts bright, lively layers of citrus with a hint of oak and creaminess from careful barrel aging and bâtonnage. Flavors of kumquat, lemon and Fuji apple linger in the juicy, mouthwatering finish. Enjoy now or cellar through 2023.

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  • Harvest Dates: September 18—October 14, 2018
  • Vineyards: 11 vineyard blocks from five 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 54% new French oak barrels and 46% in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation limited to only 12% 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) and bâttonage to bring a touch of creaminess to the mid-palate.
  • 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: 5.5 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: 13.7%; T.A.: 0.76g/100mL; pH: 3.32; R.S.: 0.05%
  • Bottling Dates: June 12—26, 2019 Fined and filtered before bottling
  • Release Date: May 1, 2020

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