2005 Jordan Chardonnay

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A glimpse into our past, the 2005 Jordan Russian River Valley Chardonnay was crafted in a more traditional California style with more creaminess, butter and toasty oak.

The 2005 growing season started in March and ended in late October, but it was the month of June that defined this vintage. We received an unusual six inches of rain in June, nearly doubling the size of our Chardonnay clusters. We harvested by hand at night, then pressed the grapes hours later in our Willmes press before fermentation in French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

The 2005 Jordan Chardonnay's aromas and flavors include citrus and mineral notes, with crisp green apple, kiwi, honey and lightly toasted oak. A creamy mid-palate, from extended sur lie aging, complements the bright acidity. Drink now.

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Food Pairing Suggestions

Our Russian River Chardonnay is a chef’s dream for ability to accentuate flavors in a broad range of seafood, poultry, salad and pasta dishes. A collection of Chardonnay food pairing recipes can be found in our Recipes library.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

2005 Jordan Chardonnay

Harvest Dates

September 26-October 15, 2005

Vineyards

Four growers with nine different vineyard blocks

Fermentation

Primary fermentation for 10 days; 73% barrel fermented; malolactic fermentation completed to 70%

Sur Lie

Five months

Cooperages

A combination of eight French oak coopers; medium toast

Aging

Aged six months in 100% French oak barrels (37% new oak)

Varietal Info

100% Chardonnay

Appellation

Russian River Valley

Regional Sources

96% Russian River Valley,
4% Alexander Valley

Final Analysis

Alcohol: 13.5%; pH: 3.30

Bottling Dates

June 13-July 15, 2006

Release Date

March 1, 2007

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