White Wine, Vintage 2008
VinTank Wine ID
840-0090-003317-01-2008-1-0001 (permalink, short)
Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Bottle Date:6/4/09; Release Date:5/1/10
12 Units Per Case
VinTank Product ID: 840-0090-003317-01-2008-1-0001-03-1
+Unit/Case Dimension Details Bottle 750mL Width: 8.9cm; Height: 29.9cm; Depth: 8.9cm
Suggested Retail Price: US $32.00
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Review 10/21/10: Color: Medium gold, very clear Nose: Great lemon zest, with an underlay of slightest brioche, slight salt and a more minor citrus to add complexity. Palate: Zesty and yet very silky mouthfeel. A wonderful lasting finish, with some great minerality and more of that light salt. Extremely good. Read more
"The 2008 Jordan Chardonnay combines an exceptional vintage with the
culmination of two decades of research and empirical experience, rewarding
us with what we believe is our finest effort to date." – Rob Davis, winemaker
A phenomenal Russian River Chardonnay growing season, 2008 was marked by moderate temperatures without the threat of spring frosts, prolonged summer heat spikes or even a sprinkle of rain surrounding harvest. A smaller than usual crop, the clusters of small berries exhibited an incredible concentration of Chardonnay flavor.
Multiple cool-climate vineyard sources in the Russian River Valley, located near Eastside Road and River Road.
The pristine fruit was handpicked in the darkest hours of night and immediately pressed upon delivery while still cold, maintaining the fresh varietal character. In just over three weeks, from August 29 to September 25, the optimal sugar level was achieved at 23.6 Brix. The 2008 may be remembered as the greatest vintage of the decade for Jordan Chardonnay.
After a gentle pressing with the aid of stems, the wine was inoculated in stainless steel tanks before a slow, cold fermentation occurred in French oak barrels primarily, with one quarter fermenting in stainless steel. After two months of sur-lie aging and batonnage to elevate the mouthfeel of the mid-palate, the wine underwent only 28% malolactic fermentationto retain its bright acidity. The wine was aged in 100% French oak (55% new, 11 cooperages) for 4.5 months before bottling.
Bright, straw-green colored hue. The clean freshness of the nose opens up with ivid fruit aromas of green apples, pears, peaches, and a touch of quince and kiwi. The palate echoes the bright fruit bouquet braced by crisp acidity and a lngering minerality. The finish brings the fruit,balance and finesse of this wine full circle.