2009 Jordan Vineyard & Winery Chardonnay Russian River Valley
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After a gentle pressing, cold fermentation occurred in French oak barrels (with one quarter in stainless steel). After three months of sur-lie aging and batonnage, the wine underwent only 36% malolactic fermentation to retain its bright acidity. With a portion resting in stainless steel, the remaining 72% of the wine was aged in 100% French oak (56% new) for 5.5 months before bottling in July 2010.
Wine BuyerThe bouquet offers delicate aromas of Fuji apple, citrus, nutmeg, honey, and lightly toasted oak. The wine delivers lively and complex flavors of Asian pear, key lime, and Marcona almond. These refined notes offer a seamless expression of rich, bold flavors with a long, elegant finish. This wine will be delicious upon release and will continue to gain honeyed richness with an additional 3 to 5 years of aging. Serve between 55 and 60 degrees to ensure the full flavor development.
BackgroundAromas of freshly cut green apples and honeysuckle with a hint of kiwi and lemon zest. Bright, fresh, apple flavors expand on the palate, framed by lively acidity and a touch of oak. Crispness and minerality linger in the long, graceful finish. This is a wine defined by elegance and finesse.