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Jordan Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2012

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"The 2012 Chardonnay is raised in Burgundy barrels. It has an orthodox, creamy, slightly buttery bouquet that does not own the energy of the unoaked version, but is nicely controlled. The palate is nicely balanced with a rounded, marmalade tinged opening, plenty of lime zest and apricot fruit and the oak remaining well-behaved and out of the limelight on the finish. This is well-crafted." -Wine Advocate (90 Points)

Jordan Vineyard & Winery:
Tucked into the hills of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, Jordan Vineyard & Winery has been dedicated to world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and hospitality since its founding in 1972 by Tom and Sally Jordan. Under the guidance of Tom’s son, John, Jordan continues its pursuit of excellence in every aspect of the business, striving to place in balance the complexities ... Read more
Tucked into the hills of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, Jordan Vineyard & Winery has been dedicated to world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and hospitality since its founding in 1972 by Tom and Sally Jordan. Under the guidance of Tom’s son, John, Jordan continues its pursuit of excellence in every aspect of the business, striving to place in balance the complexities of terroir, the artistry of the cellar and the joys of the table. The estate boasts nearly 1,200 acres of rolling hills, vineyards (Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot), oak trees, lakes, streams, olive trees, and organic gardens, as well as winery, hospitality and operations facilities. Since the inaugural 1976 vintage, Jordan wines have been renowned for their consistency. We believe strongly in the timeless qualities of balance, elegance and food affinity, which are found in our Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Russian River Valley Chardonnay. Architecture, landscaping, gardens, hospitality, and cuisine contribute to a special sense of place. The wines and the place give all of us at Jordan the rewarding feeling that our work is bringing pleasure to the many people who drink our wine and visit the estate. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Jordan Chardonnay Russian River Valley

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464771,198
4.50 5
11/07/2014

Medium intensity aromas of buttery vanilla, green apple, fresh almonds, vanilla pudding and just a hint of apricot and golden berries. Smooth yet refreshing, the palate offers fresh pineapple, lemon zest, green apples and a creamy texture with well integrated toasty oak. The long finish is similarly complex delivering a few extra seconds of enjoyment. Lovely.


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Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464771,198
4.60 5
11/07/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Mr Dolce
4535424,410
4.00 5
05/16/2014

Four glasses


External Reviews for Jordan Chardonnay Russian River Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Winemakers Tasting Notes:Aromas of fresh Fuji apple and Asian pear entice the nose, laced with intriguing hints of lemon custard, flint-like minerality and a subliminal caress of integrated vanilla and baking spice from thoughtful time in French oak. The mid-palate is creamy and complete with a firm acidity that carries through the persistent finish. Jordans 2012 Chardonnay sets a new benchmark for future vintages.Chefs Pairing Suggestions:The 2012 Jordan Chardonnay is the ultimate pairing wine at the dinner table, acting as a complement, contrast or bridge to vast flavors. Expressions of clean and precise fruit, a vivid backbone of acidity and subtle oak nuances are its key components to versatility. From halibut ceviche, abalone tiradito and grilled sand dabs to soft-shell crab, garden tempura and grilled chicken, the options are limitless. - WineryFermentation:Clusters destemmed and gently pressed at night to extract freshness and acidity while avoiding astringent phenolic character from the skins. Inoculated and fermented 12 days in roughly twothirds French oak barrels and one-third stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation limited to 29%.Sur Lie:Ten weeks of sur-lie aging with some of 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.Ageing:100% French oak for 6.5 months; 42% new oakSelection:Double-sorting of grapes (in vineyard and at winery); press cuts done by taste to preserve purity of free-run juice flavors.Alcohol: 13.7%T.A.: 0.75g/100mLpH: 3.34R.S.: 0.05%



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"The 2012 Chardonnay is raised in Burgundy barrels. It has an orthodox, creamy, slightly buttery bouquet that does not own the energy of the unoaked version, but is nicely controlled. The palate is nicely balanced with a rounded, marmalade tinged opening, plenty of lime zest and apricot fruit and the oak remaining well-behaved and out of the limelight on the finish. This is well-crafted." -Wine Advocate (90 Points)

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