Archive for July, 2011

Some cheese with your wine? Fun tips from our chef

by on July 27, 2011 in From the Kitchen

cheese plate

The cheese course is a staple on the Jordan table, both for our daily tours and tastings and guest meals. As a prelude to our next Viewers’ Choice Contest video on cheese and wine pairing at Jordan, we’re offering advice on cheese and wine service in this week’s video. From serving cheese at the right temperature and selecting cheeses to cutting techniques and accoutrements [...]

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Viewers Choice Video #3: cool spring slows 2011 growing season, grapevine flowering delayed

by on July 14, 2011 in From the Vineyards

cabernet sauvignon grapevine flowering

Mother Nature always keeps us on our toes. For a second consecutive year, we’ve experienced a long, cool spring. This weather not only prolongs the growing season, but can also affect flowering in late May/early June–if rain, wind or cold weather prevails during the flowering period. Flowering, also known as bloom, is the most critical [...]

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Vine grafting: Cabernet, Merlot vineyards become Petit Verdot, Malbec

by on July 7, 2011 in From the Vineyards

grapevine grafting

In May, we embarked on our first grapevine grafting project since completion of the Jordan Estate soil mapping study. Using results from the study, we identified certain vineyard blocks, which had soil composition more suitable to Petit Verdot and Malbec. Technology is a beautiful thing. Approximately 3.2 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon were earmarked for grafting to Malbec, and roughly 3.3 [...]

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