Jordan 2006 Chardonnay

Not to be at all confused with the infamous basketball player, Jordan winery was started by Tom Jordan in the Sonoma region of northern California back in 1972. Its owner has always held the ambition of making world-class wines from that region which would easily go toe-to-toe with the best in the world.

It’s that same spirit of drive that he and his winemaker, Rob Davis, share and try their best to have the wine they produce reflect that character. This was my first time with Jordan wines so I was – of course – delighted to check them out.

Statistics:
APPELLATION: 94.1% Russian River Valley / 5.9% Alexander Valley�
BLEND: 100% Chardonnay
PH: 3.38
ALCOHOL LEVEL: 13.5%
BOTTLING DATES: June 12 – June 28, 2007
OAK: 100% French for 5 months
TIME AGED Sur Lie: 2 months

Nose: Mineral-covered lemon drops backed up with hints of pear and some melon rine.. Some toasted nuts do lace the background, however, don’t dominate the fruit coming through.

Taste: Layers of starfruit and lemon drop with slight hints of toastiness.. This is a lightly-oaked chardonnay which really lets the full fruit still be the rock-star. Hints of key-lime pie..edlerberry.

Summary:
It’s a solid effort by Jordan, however, it’s nothing you can’t find in other Chardonnay’s below it’s pricetag. For $30, I’d rather have two bottles of Terra Blanca Chardonnay. If you can find this for around $20, I’d give it a go, however, at its price of $29, it just doesn’t have enough to win me over.

W.E.P. Scale Rating: 70%