2013 Jordan Chardonnay

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Mother Nature blessed us with an ideal growing season for the second consecutive year in 2013. Moderate temperatures prevailed from spring through fall, which is the key to our Burgundy-inspired style. The end result being an exemplary vintage—possibly our finest bottling to date.

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750ML $35.00

“Back to back great vintages are rare, but I love when it happens. Once again, moderate weather was the key to greatness in 2013, which allows for greater fruit development. This vintage is truly epic.”
Winemaker Rob Davis

Tasting Notes

Classic Russian River fruit at its best. Intense aromas of passion fruit, persimmon and Granny Smith apple leap from the glass, woven with notes of Meyer Lemon, Asian pear and wet stone minerality. A juicy mid-palate of honeydew melon, fresh guava and a touch of baking spice is balanced by firm acidity and a creamy mouthfeel that carries through the lingering finish. Enjoy this wine now for its fresh, youthful flavors or cellar through 2018 to enjoy the crème brûlée and preserved lemon characteristics that will develop with age.

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Food Pairing Suggestions

The 2013 Jordan Chardonnay is a versatile food pairing wine at the dinner table. Its lively fruit, vivid backbone of acidity and subtle oak nuances make it sing with lobster or creamy pastas, as well as grilled chicken, fish or light citrus salads.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

2013 Jordan Chardonnay

Harvest Dates

September 6–18, 2013

Vineyards

Roughly 18 vineyard blocks from six small 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 14 days in roughly two-thirds French oak barrels and one-third stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation limited to 18%.

Selection

Double-sorting of grapes (in vineyard and at winery); press cuts done by taste to preserve purity of free-run juice flavors.

Sur Lie

Two months of sur-lie aging with some bâtonnage to heighten the creamy texture of the mid-palate.

Cooperages

French oak barrels from eight coopers were chosen based on tightness of grain, low tannin potential and light toast levels, allowing the fruit profile to shine.

Aging

100% French oak for 6 months; 40% new oak.

Varietal Info

100% Chardonnay

Appellation

Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

Regional Sources

100% Russian River Valley

Final Analysis

Alcohol: 13.7%; T.A.: 0.76g/100mL; pH: 3.35; R.S.: 0.06%

Bottling Dates

May 20–June 6, 2014 Fined and filtered before bottling

Release Date

May 1, 2015

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