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Jordan Vineyard & Winery Chardonnay Russian River Valley 1994

Winemaker's Notes:

Tradition at Jordan Vineyard & Winery dictates that all our wines possess properties that enable them to complement good food. The 1994 Jordan Chardonnay is no exception. Described by Winemaker Rob Davis as the color of soft sunlight, this Chardonnay is a harmonious blend of fruit harvested from our cool Russian River Valley vineyard and our estate vineyard in the warmer, inland Alexander Valley. The wine displays the regional viticultural characteristics that distinguish the two valleys to great advantage.

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

Tasting Notes:

In keeping with Jordan tradition, the 1994 Chardonnay is made in the style of a classic White Burgundy. It has a well-integrated bouquet with aromas of pear, crisp green apple, a hint of pineapple, and toasty oak. Typically rich apple flavors are offered by the Alexander Valley fruit; soft pear flavors form the Russian River vineyard provide an elegant balance to the blend. A partial malolacitc fermentation complements the fruit without overwhelming the nose and palate with overtly buttery characters. A delightful creaminess has been achieved by careful sur lie contact.

Tradition at Jordan Vineyard & Winery dictates that all our wines possess properties that enable them to complement good food. The 1994 Jordan Chardonnay is no exception. Described by Winemaker Rob Davis as the color of soft sunlight, this Chardonnay is a harmonious blend of fruit harvested from our cool Russian River Valley vineyard and our estate vineyard in the warmer, inland Alexander Valley. The wine displays the regional viticultural characteristics that distinguish the two valleys to great advantage.

24,179 cases of 750mL bottles produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 5 months in French Oak barrels followed by 5 months in French upright tanks

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 0.5 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.8 grams per liter

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