Posts Tagged ‘aging’

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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Saying goodbye to used barrels … but not for long

by on March 12, 2010 in From the Cellar

Our recent post about the new barrel inspection process discussed the pristine barrels French and American cooperages deliver to our cellar door every winter. But only one-third of our Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in new oak barrels each vintage, so used barrels play a critical role in our winemaking philosophy. Barrels raise our wine for three [...]

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Recycling and Chardonnay winemaking

by on January 13, 2010 in From the Cellar

One of the vital steps to crafting a great Chardonnay involves lees, residual yeast cells that remain in contact with the wine during fermentation and aging. The lees help give Chardonnay its round mouthfeel and mild tannins. When fermentation and aging are complete, we rack our Chardonnay from the lees, leaving the yeast cells as a by-product. In keeping [...]

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