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2012 Chardonnay

Understanding élevage: the raising of Jordan Russian River Chardonnay
Behind the Scenes / October 17, 2012

Chardonnay élevage has begun in our cellars, and it brings back special memories for our director of wine. During his time in Burgundy working with the winemaking team at the Maison Joseph Drouhin in Beaune, he […]

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Watch our Chardonnay grapes being harvested at night
Behind the Scenes / October 12, 2012

Experiencing night harvest is a rush for anyone who loves wine grapes. You can see your breath, the grapes are cold and the air thick with fog. I stopped by one of our top Chardonnay vineyards on […]

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Let the night harvesting begin
Behind the Scenes / What's New / October 2, 2012

After two weekends of warmer temperatures, the 2012 grape harvest has kicked into high gear. If you’ve been following our blog, you may have seen some of our night harvesting videos from the last two […]

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Harvest 2012 begins with Russian River Valley Chardonnay grapes
Behind the Scenes / What's New / September 18, 2012

The first grapes of the 2012 vintage glided down our sorting table this morning at 5 a.m. For the last week, we’ve humored the idea of Alexander Valley Merlot being harvested before Russian River Chardonnay this year because their sugar levels […]

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