Review: 2010 Jordan Chardonnay

By Duane Pemberton
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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.

Review: 2010 Jordan Chardonnay

Technical Data: 

  • 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.

W.E.P. Rating: 75%