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Five Changes to Jordan Chardonnay Winemaking: Can You Taste the Difference?
Behind the Scenes / Featured / What's New / March 29, 2017

The inspiration for Jordan Chardonnay is the White Burgundies from Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, and while we never want to change our crisp, balanced style of wine, John Jordan believes in constant evolution; we are always […]

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Four Secrets to Making an Elegant Chardonnay
Behind the Scenes / Featured / What's New / June 8, 2016

With 40 harvests under his belt, Winemaker Rob Davis knows his way around the vineyard … and the cellar. Here are his top four Chardonnay secrets—approaches used to spotlight the fruit, freshness and minerality in […]

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2014 Russian River Valley Vintage Report | Jordan Chardonnay
Behind the Scenes / Featured / What's New / February 23, 2016

Next week, the 2014 Jordan Chardonnay will make its debut–two months earlier than past vintages’  national release. With the addition of our new bottling line, both Jordan wines are expressing more complex bouquets sooner, and […]

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2015 Vintage Weather Report: a Split Personality Spring
Behind the Scenes / What's New / June 11, 2015

Spring of 2015 may be remembered as the “the winter of our discontent” in Northern California wine country. Despite very warm, dry conditions in March and April that led to an early bud break (three weeks earlier than normal), […]

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Video: 2010 vintage harvest report, Alexander and Russian River valleys
Behind the Scenes / What's New / November 4, 2010

It’s easy to generalize a vintage as classic or mediocre. Or as winemakers like to say, “challenging.” My definition of the 2010 vintage? Well, it was the best of times and the worst of times. Defined […]

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Video: night harvesting Russian River Valley Chardonnay grapes
Behind the Scenes / October 4, 2010

Watching a picking crew harvest grapes is an unbelievable rush. Your eyes fight to follow the hooked knives slicing away at each stem. You hear the grapes shaking on the vines as the workers tug the canes. A […]

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Recycling lees in Chardonnay winemaking
Behind the Scenes / January 13, 2010

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 […]

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