Jordan Winery Chardonnay 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Mirroring the classic elements of a grand cru Chablis, this is a rare expression of Chardonnay that shyly but exquisitely excites the senses. Pretty aromas of citrus blossoms and passion fruit spring from the glass. Its elegant palate reveals flavors of lemon, Asian pear and kumquat with a beautiful weight and roundness-all supported by an attractive, crisp backbone of acidity. A lingering finish laced in succulent citrus begs you to take another sip. Enjoy now or cellar through 2023. With its crisp acidity and citrus flavors, the 2016 Jordan Chardonnay is a versatile wine for food pairing. It will complement a variety of seafood, including oysters, halibut and poached salmon, as well as light salads and poultry dishes, such as lemon chicken. The wine's acidity will also cut through the fat in a pork pâté, rillettes and pasta with cream sauce.
This is a tense, tart and crisply mineral-laden white wine, thick on entry in peach and melon flavor. The midpalate finds peace and balance, allowing a slight bit of reduction to linger and the finish to focus in acidity.