Russian River Chardonnay is in a class by itself and this 2018 from Jordan is replete with green apple, opulent minerality and an exceptional weight on the palate. It's a graceful expression that will pair perfectly with that poached Halibut recipe you just saw. It's an easy wine to show off your pairing chops without breaking the bank.
Tom Jordan first released his namesake wines in 1976 with the idea to make world-class Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons grown in the iconic Sonoma wine region. Forty years later they're still going strong with son John keeping an eye on things from vintage to vintage. The legacy winery's success has to be more than just chance as John was born the very same day that John and Sally Jordan signed the deed to their first parcel of Alexander Valley land. Ever ecologically minded, they practice sustainability in the winery, the vineyards and across their entire estate and have even dedicated three quarters of their estate to natural habitat. They continue to recognize that what is good for the land is ultimately good for the wine. Some things are meant to last and these guys are more than sustaining, they're thriving and we expect many excellent vintages for many years to come.
This light, elegant white wine shows seamless integration of oak and weight. Green apple, pear and crushed rock tones combine effortlessly, boosted by fresh, lasting acidity.