From the Cellar

An in-depth look at the 2014 vintage growing season and harvest

by on October 8, 2014 in Featured, From the Cellar, From the Vineyards

2014 Jordan Winery alexander valley cabernet sauvignon harvest

They say good things come to those who wait, but the 2014 growing season in Sonoma County was the exception to this adage, when great things came early all year long. A moderate winter in January and February coupled with precision farming decisions, saw growth in the vineyards develop quickly, leading to an early budbreak [...]

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New release wines: Jordan 2010 Cabernet and 2012 Chardonnay

by on April 2, 2014 in Featured, From the Cellar, News


“European winemaking is a history of empirical experience.” Those were the words André Tchelistcheff, the great wine guru, once said to me while we were driving to visit a winery in France. As our 39th growing season begins here in Sonoma County, I realize just how much I agree with his observation. Our winemaking skills [...]

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Uncorking 1981 Jordan Cabernet: new tastings notes for a special Jordan Estate Rewards member wine offer

by on October 3, 2013 in From the Cellar

Jordan 1981 Cabernet Sauvignon

In preparation for next week’s e-newsletter for Jordan Estate Rewards members, we dipped into the cellar yesterday and uncorked two bottles from the 1981 vintage: a 750mL regular bottle and a 1.5L magnum. 1981 is a featured library vintage offered exclusively to members through our October e-newsletter. The Guest Services team and I tasted these [...]

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The Ferrari of bottling lines unveiled at Jordan Winery

by on June 29, 2013 in From the Cellar, News

New Bottling Line Jordan Winery

A new kind of super car revved its engine at Jordan just days ago. Jordan Winery’s new, state-of-the-art bottling equipment is considered the “Ferrari of bottling lines” by the wine world. The craftsmanship and quality is incomparable. Fueled by Jordan 2012 Russian River Chardonnay, this bottling line is a collection of different technologies hand-selected by [...]

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Video chat and online tasting here on May 16

by on May 15, 2013 in From the Cellar

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Watch live streaming video from jordanwinery at Join us this Thursday, May 16, for a live web video chat and new release tasting with John Jordan and Director of Wine Greg Miller. A series of tastings will be hosted, so friends across the country can participate: THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013 3 p.m. PST / 6 [...]

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New release tasting note videos: 2009 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon and 2011 Jordan Chardonnay

by on April 13, 2013 in Featured, From the Cellar

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The official release date for our new vintages is May 1, though Jordan Estate Rewards have pre-release access to order 2009 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon and 2011 Jordan Chardonnay throughout the month of April at the winery or our online shop. We’ll be hosting a live video chat and tasting online next month to celebrate the debut of our [...]

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When to Drink tasting note videos: Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon vintages 1999-2007

by on January 16, 2013 in Featured, From the Cellar

Greg Miller, Jordan Winery

Our annual When to Drink video series debuts this month, created to help those with Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon in their cellars learn how those wines are currently tasting and optimal drinking windows. These videos are also featured in our online store for Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon vintages 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, so [...]

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The fall transformation of our vineyards and winery …

by on December 10, 2012 in Featured, From the Cellar

Jordan winery barrels

November was a month of transformation at Jordan, both inside and out. In the vineyards, carbohydrates continue the slow journey down into the roots in preparation for dormancy. Unwilling to give up their fight to continue providing through photosynthesis, a few leaves held onto their green pigments like proud soldiers hoping to be the first ever [...]

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2004 Jordan Cabernet in magnum: vertical tasting notes

by on November 7, 2012 in Featured, From the Cellar

Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon - 750mL and magnum bottle comparative tasting

Last week, I organized a tasting of nine vintages of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon for Sean Brosnihan and the Guest Services team who host our daily tours and tastings. Because I’m the new kid on the block and we don’t get to uncork older vintages in the library that often, this tasting was an opportunity to [...]

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Understanding élevage: the raising of our 2012 Chardonnay

by on October 17, 2012 in Featured, From the Cellar

Chardonnay racking and aeration

Chardonnay élevage has begun in our cellars, and it brings back special memories for me. During my time in Burgundy working with the winemaking team at the Maison Joseph Drouhin in Beaune, I was specifically tasked with the responsibility of monitoring the fermentations of more than 1,000 barrels of Chardonnay from roughly 90 individual vineyard blocks along [...]

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