Jordan scores with this lush, luxurious, quintessential Alexander Valley Cab. It’s softly fruity, with early complexity. Never blockbusters, Jordan Cabs are distinctive for their harmony and grace.
Jordan’s first-ever Russian River Chard is very good. It has the ripe green apple and peach flavors you expect from the appellation, with its crisp, supporting acids. Oak plays an integral, but not a dominating, role. —S.H.
Bright and zesty, with flavors of limes, kiwi fruit, green apples and pineapples, accompanied by crisp acidity. Could almost be an Edna Valley Chardonnay. Oak plays only a supporting role.
Easy to drink, this has enough sophistication to pair with rich scallop, tuna and lobster dishes. It’s dry, although there’s a lot of sweetly ripe orange, apricot and buttercream flavors, as well as caramelized oak. Brisk acidity fortunately brings a crisp, balanced edge.
With its dry earthiness, this is classic Jordan. It shows blackberry and black cherry flavors, with an herb note. The tannins are gentle. It will age for years, softening and gaining earthy complexities.
Jordan’s Chardonnay was made full-Burgundian style, barrel-fermented in nearly half new oak and aged on the lees. Partial malolactic fermentation has enabled brisk, appley acidity to remain. The flavors are of green apples and nectarines, with a mineral tug. This is an elegant, sophisticated Chardonnay.
Lean, with pineapple, grapefruit and green-apple aromas. Orange-apple flavors dance on the palate, graced by slight herb notes. Bright and crisp on the finish. Lively, in a light style.