Every fall, we begin the meticulous process of selecting oak barrels for our youngest vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon. Unlike many wineries, we don’t follow a recipe for which types of barrels we purchase each year. Barrel selection decisions–from country of origin (French or American) and forest source, to cooperage, toast level and even age of [...]
If you read the New York Times or any newspaper that publishes Associated Press reports, you’ve probably heard about an exciting new technology trend in restaurants: iPad wine lists. Digital wine list tablets are adding a dynamic twist to learning about wine in a restaurant setting. Sommeliers are also attracted to iPads because specific apps offer improved efficiency and effectiveness [...]
Each winter, our barrel cellar is filled with the sound of batons stirring our Chardonnay. The old-world winemaking technique of batonnage, or stirring of the lees, is practiced for every vintage of Jordan Chardonnay. It’s a beautiful cadence that is truly music to a winemaker’s ears. Batonnage is a wonderful tool for winemakers, almost like a spice rack to a chef. [...]
Flowers are the obvious choice for a Valentine’s Day gift. In this week’s video, I give a few tips for making your floral gift personal, memorable and romantic. Choosing flowers based on their meaning is one way to make the bouquet sentimental. Venturing away from the traditional rose by asking your florist which single color [...]
Our cellar team still practices an old-world winemaking technique that has nearly been lost in modern America’s wine culture: tallowing. Each winter, the barrel blend of our latest vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon is placed in 6,000-gallon oak casks so the flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot can marry, and these vintage doors need to be properly sealed to hold the wine. The [...]
Nearly 18 acres of olive trees are planted on the Jordan estate. All four varieties of olives (Frantoio, Leccino and Pendolino of Italian origin and the Spanish Arbequina) are blended to create our vintage-dated extra virgin olive oil, which is released each year at our Spring at Jordan event. Here are a few scenes from our [...]
When to drink videos: Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon wine tasting evolution (vintages 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
[View the latest When to Drink videos from 2012 here.] Wondering when to drink that special bottle of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon in your cellar? Winemaker Rob Davis provides his latest tasting notes, as well as cellaring potential, food pairing suggestions and serving recommendations for vintages 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. Videos for 2005 and 2006 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon [...]
Our chef’s latest appetizer recipe, Dungeness Crab in Miso Vinaigrette with Micro Shiso, makes an ideal passed hors d’oeuvre for New Year’s Eve parties and cocktail receptions. Each umami-rich spoonful celebrates this season’s fresh catch and pairs perfectly with crisp, elegant, fruit-forward Chardonnays, such as Jordan’s 2008 vintage. Happy holidays! Dungeness Crab in Miso Vinaigrette with Micro Shiso Miso [...]
Jordan Vineyard & Winery will be closed for the holidays December 22-January 2. We wish you all a safe, happy holiday and look forward to sharing more video stories with you in 2011.
Adam Richman, host of Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food,” has issued a casting call for his new show, “Man v. Food Nation.” Our Enologist John Duckett submitted his challenge for Adam to come to Alexander Valley wine country next year and work up an appetite for authentic Mexican food.