2008 Jordan Vineyard & Winery Chardonnay Russian River Valley
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After a gentle pressing with the aid of stems, the wine was inoculated in stainless steel tanks before a slow, cold fermentation occurred in French oak barrels primarily, with one quarter fermenting in stainless steel. After two months of sur-lie aging and batonnage to elevate the mouthfeel of the mid-palate, the wine underwent only 28% malolactic fermentation to retain its bright acidity. The wine was aged in 100% French oak (55% new, 11 cooperages) for 4.5 months before bottling.
DescriptionBright, straw-green colored hue. The clean freshness of the nose opens up with ivid fruit aromas of green apples, pears, peaches, and a touch of quince and kiwi. The palate echoes the bright fruit bouquet braced by crisp acidity and a lngering minerality. The finish brings the fruit,balance and finesse of this wine full circle.
Winelog - Ward KadelColor: Medium gold, very clear Nose: Great lemon zest, with an underlay of slightest brioche, slight salt and a more minor citrus to add complexity. Palate: Zesty and yet very silky mouthfeel. A wonderful lasting finish, with some great minerality and more of that light salt. Extremely good.
Background"The 2008 Jordan Chardonnay combines an exceptional vintage with the culmination of two decades of research and empirical experience, rewarding us with what we believe is our finest effort to date." – Rob Davis, winemaker