A vintage defined by its crispness, vibrancy and freshness. Pretty aromas of honeysuckle, lemon blossom and Fuji apple spring from the glass. The palate boasts bright, lively layers of citrus with a hint of oak and creaminess from careful barrel aging and bâtonnage. Flavors of kumquat, lemon and Fuji apple linger in the juicy, mouthwatering finish. Enjoy now or cellar through 2023.
The 2018 Jordan Chardonnay was blended from 11 vineyard blocks in the Russian River Valley, cultivated by five different growers. When selecting fruit sources for each vintage, Jordan seeks out vineyard sites with moderately cool temperatures that allow for bright fruit flavors and crisp acidity, along with well-drained, gravelly soils that provide both physiologically mature grapes and minerality. This combination of climate and soil shares a common thread with the White Burgundies that inspire Jordan’s winemaking style.
Due to the similarities between the 2012 and 2018 vintages, Jordan’s vineyard team was able to use the 2012 cluster weights to assess the crop level for the current vintage. We’re never sure how many tons per acre a block of grapes will produce, and while experience helps, growers and winemakers are more often wrong than right when it comes to crop estimates. This vintage was no exception; rather than producing an average yield as we’d initially expected, cluster sizes in many blocks came in at a record high.
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