*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery.
As a prelude to our recent CA trip, I pulled this bottle of 2009 Jordan Chardonnay from the basement, since we had plans to visit Jordan while in the area. The wine has a real cork closure, clocks in at 13.5% alcohol by volume, and retails for around $25. I have lots to tell you about our visit to Jordan, but that is (mostly) for another post!
Four takeaways from this wine:
1.) Jordan does two things: Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. They do them well.
2.) This wine was like an excellent apple pie in a glass.
3.) I don’t think I have ever seen as many stainless steel tanks in one room before, prior to visiting Jordan.
4.) With well-integrated oak lending body and structure to the wine, I think this would appeal to a wide spectrum of Chardonnay drinkers.
On the nose I got pineapple, spice, apple, fresh pear, baked apple pie, baking spice, and lemon curd. In the mouth I found apple, pear, spice, yellow apple, and slight cream on the finish. The wine had great structure and body, with a long, smooth finish.