Recommended Reviews Vol. 26 No. 06 Wine

Jordan Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2020


Family-owned Jordan Vineyard & Winery is celebrating its 50th anniversary.  Located in Alexander Valley AVA, in the heart of Sonoma County, Jordan focuses on producing noteworthy Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.  The grapes for this 100% Chardonnay are sourced from the Russian River Valley, with 5.5 months of aging in 100% new French oak.  This is an elegant and expressive wine that is truly Burgundian. 

Nose: Floral, sweet apples, pear, honeysuckle, and citrus.
Palate: Aromas segue onto the palate with grapefruit, vibrant acidity, a creamy mouthfeel, and hints of oak that blend beautifully with the acidity. 
Alcohol: 13.7%
SRP: $40
Pairings: Enjoy as an aperitif or pair with seafood, spicy Asian cuisine, salads, and grilled chicken. 

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Penny is a wine, spirits, food, and travel writer. Her sensory examination and evaluation of wine and food are noteworthy. Penny has a popular website called The WineKnitter that takes you with her to discover wine/spirits, travel, food, and culture worldwide. She began her serious foray into the world of wine in the early 1980s, where she was part of three very successful family-owned restaurants in NYC and "cut her teeth,” so to speak, with wines such as Petrus, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Haut Brion, Cristal, etc. Penny has an extensive presence on many social media sites, and her education is ongoing with wine seminars, wine tastings, and culinary delights from around the world. She studied at the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, completed WSET Level 2 Certification with Distinction, and is continuing with Level 3, advanced certification in wine. Penny is a member of The Wine Media Guild.

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