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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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Video: night harvesting Merlot grapes, Alexander Valley
Behind the Scenes / October 20, 2010

For those of you who enjoyed our Russian River Valley Chardonnay night harvesting video, we’ve also captured footage of Alexander Valley Merlot grapes being harvested at night. This vineyard is owned by Justin Miller and […]


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Video: Jordan 2005 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Eat & Drink / January 11, 2010

In this blog and on our YouTube channel, we’ll be posting videos each year where I discuss the latest releases of Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Russian River Valley Chardonnay.  Our 2006 Cabernet and 2008 […]


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Tallowing oak cask doors in winemaking
Behind the Scenes / January 10, 2010

Each December before barrel aging begins, we create the barrel blend for our latest vintage of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. We only blend two Bordeaux varieties with our Cabernet Sauvignon—Merlot and Petit Verdot—the latter of […]


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2009 vintage: growing season + grape harvest
Behind the Scenes / January 3, 2010

Every growing season—and grape harvest—has its own distinct personality. Grapes can be precocious or take their own sweet time to mature. Harvests can range from hectic to calm and thrilling to frustrating. These grapes are our […]


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How wine is blended: creating the Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon barrel blend
Behind the Scenes / December 19, 2009

As the year winds down and the holidays approach, harvest still seems fresh in the minds of the production team. Crafting the final blend of Cabernet before it is transferred to barrels might seem like a […]


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