2007 Jordan Chardonnay

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These near-perfect weather conditions in 2007 resulted in uniform ripening of the grapes, creating rich varietal character and vibrant acidity in our Jordan Russian River Valley Chardonnay.

The 2007 growing season started off with a dry spring that led into even, steady summer temperatures with no dramatic fluctuations. These near-perfect conditions resulted in uniform ripening of the grape clusters and bright acidity. The grapes were harvested in the early morning hours and arrived at the winery crisp, cold and in pristine condition.

TASTING NOTES

A Russian River Valley Chardonnay that has aged with grace and is fully mature. Its beautiful golden hue hints at warm aromas of caramel apple and honeyed apricot revealed on the palate. Enjoy now with membrillo and Gruyère cheese.

Last Tasted: January 5, 2015

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. This wine has the acidity to stand up to ceviches and raw oysters and the mid-palate to pair with lobster. It’s a dual-purpose food pairing wine made to complement the acidity in light, fresh dishes or contrast the rich flavors in pasta with cream sauce.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

2007 Jordan Chardonnay

Harvest Dates

August 29–September 19, 2007

Vineyards

Select grower vineyards

Fermentation

After gentle pressing, a slow, cold fermentation occurred in small 100% French oak barrels. Minimal malolactic fermentation allowed the wine to retain its natural acidity.

Cooperages

11 top French coopers were selected for their fine-grain barrels

Aging

Aged in barrel (48% new) for 5 months before bottling

Varietal Info

100% Chardonnay

Appellation

Russian River Valley

Final Analysis

Alcohol: 13.5%; TA: 0.74 g/100mL; pH: 3.34; RS: 0.04%

Bottling Dates

July 28-August 13, 2008

Release Date

March 1, 2009