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2001 Jordan Chardonnay

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A glimpse into our past, the 2001 Jordan Russian River Valley Chardonnay was crafted in a more traditional California style with more creaminess, butter and toasty oak.

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Grapes from the 2001 growing season in the Russian River Valley displayed an ideal balance between bright, crisp fruit character and acidity. Partial malolactic fermentation added a creamy texture, and extended sur lie contact added depth and complexity.

Tasting Notes

The 2001 Jordan Chardonnay displays notes of pear, green apple, honey and lightly toasted oak on the nose, followed by a palate of fresh apple, limestone and butterscotch. This wine is past its peak maturity. Drink now.

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2001 Jordan Chardonnay

Harvest Dates

September 8-24, 2001


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Primary yeast fermentation for 13 days; 100% barrel fermented; malolactic completed to 64%

Sur Lie

Three months


Aged five months in 100% French oak barrels

Varietal Info

100% Chardonnay


Russian River Valley

Regional Sources

90% Russian River Valley, 10% Mendocino County

Final Analysis

Alcohol: 13.5%; pH: 3.37

Bottling Dates

July 26-August 22, 2002

Release Date

Summer 2003

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