2006 Jordan Chardonnay

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Our patience through this cool growing season and long harvest was rewarded with a complex and elegant 2006 Jordan Russian River Valley Chardonnay.

Beginning with plenty of rain, the 2006 growing season brought unusually cool temperatures that extended into mid-October. The slow ripening of the grapes allowed time for proper varietal development, enhanced with vibrant acidity. The fruit was picked in the early morning hours, arriving at the winery crisp, cold and in pristine condition.

Tasting Notes

The 2006 Chardonnay bouquet offers delicate aromas of Fuji apple, citrus, nutmeg, honey and lightly toasted oak. The wine delivers lively and complex flavors of Asian pear, key lime, and Marcona almond. These refined notes offer a seamless expression of rich, bold flavors with a long, elegant finish. Delicious upon release, this wine will continue to gain honeyed richness through 2015.

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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

2006 Jordan Chardonnay

Harvest Dates

September 16–October 16, 2006

Vineyards

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Fermentation

Fermentation occurred in small French oak barrels; partial malolactic fermentation allowed the wine to retain its natural acidity.

Selection

Two months of sur lie aging to add a creamy texture to the mid-palate

Cooperages

Fine-grain barrels from 10 French oak coopers

Aging

Aged in 100% French oak (48% new) for 3 months before bottling

Varietal Info

100% Chardonnay

Appellation

Russian River Valley

Final Analysis

Alcohol: 13.5%; TA: 0.75 g/100mL; pH: 3.38; RS: 0.03%

Bottling Dates

June 12–June 28, 2007

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