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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
Jordan Chardonnay 2005
Jordan Chardonnay 2005
(search item no. 90801)

PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $32.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Decanter rating: 91 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

In Jordan's cellar, free-run quality juice was extracted from the cool, handpicked grapes using their new, technologically advanced Willmes press. Among other benefits, this press extracts juice at very low pressure in a short period of time; the result is an ultra-premium juice that is very low in bitter and astringent tannins. Fermentation occurred in small French oak barrels (37% new) and aged with extended sur lie contact for five months to add an understated, creamy texture to the mid-palate.

Partial malolactic fermentation permitted the wine to retain its natural, crisp acidity - a hallmark of Russian River Valley fruit. This acidity contributes to the mineral flintiness and clean finish of the wine.

The citrus and mineral bouquet includes delicate aromas of crisp green apple, kiwi, honey and lightly toasted oak. The balance of green apple fruit and crisp acidity provides lasting flavors that will complement the table fare of any home or restaurant.

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About Jordan Vineyard & Winery:

In 1972, Tom and Sally Jordan, a young couple from Colorado who shared an unbridled enthusiasm for French food and wine, followed their hearts to California’s wine country. Since their inaugural 1976 vintage, the Jordans have been heralded for their elegant wines, culinary excellence and gracious hospitality. Jordan Vineyard & Winery lies tucked into the hills of Alexander Valley in Sonoma County, where the iconic Jordan chateau, inspired by the great estates of France, overlooks 1,200 acres of rolling hills and vineyards with three quarters of the land dedicated to natural habitat. Today, second-generation vintner John Jordan continues to build upon the legacy of his parents, preserving the timeless winemaking qualities of balance, finesse and food affinity.