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2012 Alexander Valley Vintage Report | Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon
Behind the Scenes / Eat & Drink / Photo Essays / What's New / January 28, 2016

The 2012 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon will be releasing two months earlier than usual, so we’re sharing a sneak peek of our 2012 Vintage Report for Alexander Valley. With the addition of our new bottling line, […]

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2012 olive harvest vintage report video
Behind the Scenes / What's New / November 15, 2012

Experience the 2012 olive harvest with our vintage report video. Harvesting commenced at Jordan the morning of November 13 with Spanish Arbequina olives, and we’re thrilled with the quality and quantity of the fruit. Our 2012 Jordan Estate Extra […]

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Understanding Elevage: The Raising of Jordan Russian River Chardonnay
Behind the Scenes / October 17, 2012

Every fall, there are few places I’d rather be than the barrel cellar where a baby vintage of Jordan Russian River Chardonnay is beginning to take shape–the entire three-story room smells like an apple orchard. […]

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2012 vintage grape harvest report: fast, big and beautiful
Behind the Scenes / What's New / October 15, 2012

Our first harvest report of the 2012 vintage is in. The verdict? Phenomenal. The first few weeks of crush were fast and furious, with Chardonnay, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes arriving at the hopper […]

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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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Grape sampling: a critical winemaking step during harvest
Behind the Scenes / October 5, 2012

Perhaps the biggest make-or-break decision made by a winemaker each vintage is deciding when to harvest the grapes. The chemistry of the freshly picked grapes largely determines the potential of a wine’s greatness, as well […]

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Inside Chardonnay winemaking: press cuts
Behind the Scenes / September 27, 2012

Our 2012 Chardonnay is already beginning its transformation. After passing through the destemmer and sorting process as detailed in my previous harvest post, Chardonnay grapes–still firm and cool from the night harvest–are then transported to […]

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Our first Merlot grapes of 2012: taking a trip down memory lane
Behind the Scenes / What's New / September 25, 2012

The first of the 2012 red grapes arrived to the winery this morning in the form of 36 tons of Mazzoni Merlot. Our winemaker, Rob Davis, has been working with grape grower Mike Mazzoni since 1994, and […]

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2012 Russian River Valley Chardonnay harvest on the sorting table
Behind the Scenes / September 21, 2012

On Tuesday, September 18, we received our first grapes of the season in the cool and crisp early morning hours: Chardonnay clone 76. Upon their arrival to the crush deck, the freshly harvested grapes began […]

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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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