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WINE REVIEW: Jordan 2021 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA ($42)


by Andrew Chalk


Jordan Winery rose to fame when a newly elected President Ronald Reagan initiated a move to introduce California wines to the White House wine cellar in 1981, replacing a formerly French


TASTING NOTES


Appearance: Middle gold hue;


Nose: Green apple, cream soda


Palate: Impressive phenolic backbone, deep apple flavors, gripping acidity.



FROM THE WINERY…

2021 Jordan Russian River Valley Chardonnay | An incredible homage to the wines of Chablis

  • The 2021 Jordan Chardonnay represents a nod to the evolution of Jordan's chardonnay program led by winemaker Maggie Kruse. This wine showcases the introduction of cooler-climate vineyard sites in the western Russian River Valley, which gives it a distinctively Burgundian-inspired character. Beautiful aromas of grapefruit, Meyer lemon and citrus blossom jump right out of the glass. Flavors of juicy citrus, Asian pear and lemon peel balance seamlessly with the subtle French oak notes—all supported by uplifting acidity. The 2021 Jordan Chardonnay can be easily enjoyed on its own but has the structure and balance to pair beautifully with spicy Asian dishes and even heavier dishes like porchetta. $42 (750mL bottle)



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