Jordan Vineyard & Winery Chardonnay Russian River Valley 1985

Winemaker's Notes:

Exceptionally balanced fruit produces wines of tremendous length. Flavors of singular dimension give way to more elaborate but subtle essences. Like the white Burgundies of France, the naturally high acidity of our chardonnay has been softened by a malolactic fermentation, providing a better balance to the fruit and aged characters of the wine. Bottled in the summer of 1986, the 1985 Jordan Chardonnay has sufficient aging to be enjoyed now for its eminent fruit character. with continued bottle aging, it can only get better.

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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
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Tasting Notes:

Our 1985 Jordan Chardonnay displays an outstanding fruit character, is harmoniously balanced, delicately structured, with a long, lingering finish. The aroma is not forward, but rather restrained, allowing a complex assortment of fruit characters to gradually appear. Hints of apples, pears, and pineapples are surrounded by rich, buttery aromas and toasty, oak flavors from the fermenting and aging in small French oak barrels

Exceptionally balanced fruit produces wines of tremendous length. Flavors of singular dimension give way to more elaborate but subtle essences. Like the white Burgundies of France, the naturally high acidity of our chardonnay has been softened by a malolactic fermentation, providing a better balance to the fruit and aged characters of the wine. Bottled in the summer of 1986, the 1985 Jordan Chardonnay has sufficient aging to be enjoyed now for its eminent fruit character. with continued bottle aging, it can only get better.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 5 months in large upright French oak tanks; 5 months in French oak barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.16% pH: 3.22
Total Acidity: 6.5 grams per liter

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