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2018 Jordan Chardonnay

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750ML $35.00
2018 Chardonnay in Gift Box $40.00
Also available as part of a gift box collection.

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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