Like an elegant Chablis, the 2016 Jordan Chardonnay is vibrant and precise. The beguiling aroma of citrus blossoms leads to succulent flavors of Meyer lemon, Asian pear and kumquat with a beautiful weight and roundness—all supported by a crisp backbone of acidity. Its lingering, citrus-laced finish invites you to take another sip.
2016 enjoyed a rare but pleasant departure from the usual Mediterranean climate. Spring was simply an extension of winter’s moderate weather patterns. Bud break and bloom occurred under normal conditions in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, and though grape cluster sizes were slightly lower than most years, berry counts were nearly perfect. Cool, foggy mornings throughout summer kept air moisture levels high, so detailed work was needed to protect the growing fruit before the heat arrived, bringing an early harvest. Like its predecessor, the 2016 Jordan Chardonnay will be remembered as very Chablis-like upon release.