Review: Jordan 2014 Chardonnay and 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon


Iconic Sonoma winery Jordan has two new releases on tap. Let’s listen in…

2014 Jordan Chardonnay Russian River Valley – A crisp and citrusy chardonnay, aromatic and fresh, with notes of peaches and apricots, with lemon juice on the finish. The butter and oak notes add body but only to a degree — on the whole this is a rare Russian River chardonnay that still keeps the focus on the fruit. A- / $32

2012 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley – Surprisingly restrained, there’s a nice core of currants, tobacco, leather oil, and oregano — but none of these really tends to rise to the top. The wine on the whole is dialed back and tamped down, but not difficult to enjoy, at least today, with its smattering of milk chocolate on the finish. Drink now; cellar time probably won’t do this wine much justice. B / $55

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