By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: jordanwinery.com
Jordan winery has been a California favorite for decades. It offers wines of varying price points, made with the most popular varietals that California offers: Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
- Varietal:100% Chardonnay
- Appellation: 100% Russian River Valley
- Alcohol: 13.79%
- T.A.: 0.74g/100mL
- pH: 3.31
- R.S.: 0.04%
- Bottling Dates: July 15–August 3, 2011 Fined and filtered before bottling
- Release Date: May 1, 2012
- Price: $29
Nose: Pineapple, pear, vanilla, green apples, melon and a slight hint of butterscotch.
Taste: Apples, pineapple, kiwi, vanilla and a splash of fresh melon really do a good job of rounding out the fruit on this wine, however, I do wish it had a more well-rounded smoothness and finish to it. The finish is bright but a bit too short for me.