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Going Against the Grain: Why Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon is Moving to 100 Percent French Oak after 40 Years
Behind the Scenes / Featured / What's New / March 31, 2017

Winemaking challenges come in many forms. There can be frost snaps in early spring that harm the grapevines’ vulnerable buds, untimely rains while harvesting thin-skinned grapes like chardonnay or the grudging tank of cabernet sauvignon […]


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New barrel inspections: testing every barrel and conserving water
Behind the Scenes / February 19, 2010

Every winter, new oak barrels from top cooperages in France and America arrive at the Jordan cellar. Approximately one-third of the barrels we use to age our wines each year are new, and we work […]


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