Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Russian River Valley Chardonnay

9.0331 ratings
8.939 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.2

With age, this was amazing.

With age, this was amazing.

Aug 19th, 2017
Courtney Cochran

Sommelier/Host hiptastes.com

9.6

Tres Beautiful nose 👃👃👃
Caramel apple-banana brûlée top notes, pear and spice underneath, still-pert lemon zest and peach custard, too. Palate delivers that Cali-leonine body -ie big! - but with enough brisk acidity to keep things more than decent. Long, with flavors that echo the nose and all around beautiful balance. Drinking super well at moment, near its peak and rewarding this bit of bottle age with plenty of secondary characteristics. PLUS:: #winebling (yes, there are some tartrate crystals, folks - all just adding to the allure - game on!)

Tres Beautiful nose 👃👃👃
Caramel apple-banana brûlée top notes, pear and spice underneath, still-pert lemon zest and peach custard, too. Palate delivers that Cali-leonine body -ie big! - but with enough brisk acidity to keep things more than decent. Long, with flavors that echo the nose and all around beautiful balance. Drinking super well at moment, near its peak and rewarding this bit of bottle age with plenty of secondary characteristics. PLUS:: #winebling (yes, there are some tartrate crystals, folks - all just adding to the allure - game on!)

2 people found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2014
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

9.3

Perfectly balanced.

Perfectly balanced.

Feb 24th, 2016
Christanna Honer

Intense minerality, lots of fresh squeezed citrus, green melon, pear skin, quince and butter cookie with some floral gardenia notes. Minerality carries to the palate with a little of the white gummy bear thing I get from Kistler. I was always under the impression this was a butter bomb, but not at all. Well balanced and great acidity.

Intense minerality, lots of fresh squeezed citrus, green melon, pear skin, quince and butter cookie with some floral gardenia notes. Minerality carries to the palate with a little of the white gummy bear thing I get from Kistler. I was always under the impression this was a butter bomb, but not at all. Well balanced and great acidity.

Oct 2nd, 2015
Brandon Frobose

Perfect for lunch

Perfect for lunch

Jul 29th, 2015
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

9.0

Very nicely balanced. Enjoyable

Very nicely balanced. Enjoyable

Jul 6th, 2015
Andrew Meyrowitz

Great green apple notes with a touch of jasmine and vanilla spice.

Great green apple notes with a touch of jasmine and vanilla spice.

Jun 24th, 2015
Blake Conklin

Cellar Hand Relic Winery

9.5

Wow

Wow

Jun 10th, 2015
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

9.1

Recent vintages of this wine have been all sunny daffodils, but the 2013 is tinged with brimstone and steel, lemon peel, cypress, a whiff of wild thyme. Clear-complected with texture like silk voile, the body suggests laurel and lemongrass. The fruit was fermented in a mix of French oak and stainless, and only a portion underwent malolactic. Lots were aged six months in 40 percent new French oak, including two months sur lie with regular bâtonnage. The result is a succulent and stylish Chardonnay that wears its oak well—as a veil, not a mantle—and knows how to behave at the table. 13.7% abv | $30 (sample)

Recent vintages of this wine have been all sunny daffodils, but the 2013 is tinged with brimstone and steel, lemon peel, cypress, a whiff of wild thyme. Clear-complected with texture like silk voile, the body suggests laurel and lemongrass. The fruit was fermented in a mix of French oak and stainless, and only a portion underwent malolactic. Lots were aged six months in 40 percent new French oak, including two months sur lie with regular bâtonnage. The result is a succulent and stylish Chardonnay that wears its oak well—as a veil, not a mantle—and knows how to behave at the table. 13.7% abv | $30 (sample)

Jun 10th, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

Lots of green apple and lime, very surprised at the low oak levels on this. Chablis-ish style going on here

Lots of green apple and lime, very surprised at the low oak levels on this. Chablis-ish style going on here

May 2nd, 2015