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Petit Verdot thinning experiment to elevate quality
Behind the Scenes / July 25, 2012

We constantly experiment in the vineyards, always seeking ways to improve fruit quality and uniformity of the grape clusters–which ultimately leads to a higher quality wine. Trying to push the bar even higher with Jordan […]


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Vine grafting: Cabernet, Merlot vineyards become Petit Verdot, Malbec
Behind the Scenes / July 7, 2011

Ever wondered how grapevines are grafted and what the process entails? In May, we embarked on our first grapevine grafting project since completion of the Jordan Estate soil mapping study. Grafting allows us to change the grape […]


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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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