Jordan Winery is located on an impressive piece of property in Northern Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. The winery’s striking, monumental design was inspired by a number of 18th century French Chateaux.
Founder Tom Jordan produced his first commercial wine in 1976. He consulted with Andre Tchelistcheff to make his inaugural vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon. Rob Davis is the winemaker, and has been working at Jordan Winery since it was established. In addition to wine, Jordon also produces outstanding olive oil.
The winery’s current releases include the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2004 Chardonnay. Both of these wines are made with grapes grown on the estate and produced on-site.
The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with a bit of Merlot to fill out the mid palate as well as some Cabernet Franc for aromatics. This wine was aged in 68% French oak and 32% American oak for 12 months.
The 2004 Chardonnay was produced in a very warm growing season. For this reason, the grapes were carefully picked at night and transported to the winery immediately to retain their integrity. This wine was aged sur lies in French oak and underwent partial malolactic fermentation.