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The 2014’s bright, stone-fruit flavors have the kind of elevated intensity that makes for a dream vintage.
“It was a remarkable vintage for Chardonnay. Moderate weather with no heat spikes—similar growing conditions to the stellar 2013 vintage—led to intense fruit flavors, allowing us to minimize the influence of buttery notes and focus on the lively acidity and apple flavors in our Burgundy-inspired style. A shift to only new oak, combined with the balance of stainless-steel aging, further assured our ability to craft a crisp, delicious wine that is very approachable in its youth.”
— Winemaker Rob Davis
Showing a richness in aroma and flavor due to its age but still quite fresh. Enticing aromas of red apple, pear and melon open to a round, creamy mid-palate filled with layers of lemon, pear and citrus flavors, braced by lively acidity. Green apple, minerality and subtle oak notes carry through the lingering finish of this juicy, succulent chardonnay. A versatile food wine. Enjoy now or cellar through 2022.Download Tasting Notes
With its bright acidity, crispness and vibrant fruit, the 2014 Jordan Chardonnay is a versatile wine for food pairing. It will shine when served with a variety of seafood dishes, salads and pastas. The wine’s elegant balance, creamy mouthfeel and subtle oak nuances also stands up to cream sauces and grilled meats.
2014 Jordan Chardonnay
September 5—14, 2014
Roughly a dozen vineyard blocks from five long-term growers.
Clusters destemmed and gently pressed at night to extract freshness and acidity while avoiding astringent phenolic character from the skins. Inoculated and fermented 15 days in roughly 60% stainless steel and 40% new French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation limited to 30%.
Double-sorting of grapes (in vineyard and at winery); press cuts done by taste to preserve the free-run juice’s pure flavors.
Two months of sur-lie aging with bâtonnage (in both stainless steel and barrel) to heighten the creamy texture of the mid-palate.
French oak barrels from eight coopers were chosen based on grain tightness, low tannin potential and light toast levels, allowing for the purity of the fruit to shine.
5.5 months in 100% new French oak.
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
100% Russian River Valley
Alcohol: 13.7%; T.A.: 0.78g/100mL; pH: 3.37; R.S.: 0.06%
May 4—19, 2015 Fined and filtered before bottling
March 1, 2016
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