2007 Jordan Vineyard & Winery Chardonnay Russian River Valley
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After gentle pressing, a slow, cold fermentation occurred in small 100% French oak barrels (48% new). The wine was then aged in barrel for 5 months. Minimal malolactic fermentation allowed the wine to retain its natural acidity—a hallmark of Russian River Valley fruit. This acidity contributes to the wine’s clean and distinctive finish. 100% Chardonnay; 13.5% alcohol.
DescriptionOn the nose, our 2007 Chardonnay offers multi- layered hints of pear, citrus, kiwi and hawthorn accented by vanilla crème brûlée. A creamy palate complemented by ample acidity supports flavors of Fuji apple, pineapple, and Meyer lemon with appeal- ing minerality. This wine has a delicious balance of rich, aromatic fruit and crisp acidity.
BackgroundThe near-perfect conditions of the 2007 growing season resulted in uniform ripening, producing rich varietal character and vibrant acidity. The grapes were harvested late at night and arrived at the winery hours later crisp, cold and in pristine condition.