When the temperatures increased, extra care was taken by the vineyard team and our multiple passes through the vineyard paid off—we harvested each block of our Wayfarer Vineyard at peak ripeness, for wines with vibrant fruit and balanced acidity. The grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed while the fruit was still cool. Wine Data Winemaker: Bibiana González Rave Origin: Wayfarer Vineyard, Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast Pruning: Double Guyot Vine Yield: 3 pounds per vine Harvested: September 14 - 22, 2016 Bottled: December 11, 2017 Release: Fall 2018 Composition: 100% Chardonnay Alcohol: 14. Red wines make up the majority of production in the Columbia Valley. Sustainable farming practices throughout the growing season were tailored for optimum maturation of fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. After aging on its lees for seven months, it was racked to tank one month prior to being bottled on July 13, 2017.
Perfect Pairings Chardonnay is as versatile at the table as it is in the vineyard. Its crisp, citrusy finish lingers on the palate, enticing you to take another sip. This wine finds balance between toasty and fruity, never veering into the movie-popcorn-butter territory. The 2016 Chardonnay embodies that perfectly. The publication reviews and scores Pinot Noir specifically from California, Oregon and New Zealand. On the palate, the wine is rich and unctuous. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy its lighter style.
Tastings are typically conducted blind. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. Fermentation was done in French oak barrels, 25% new, and malolactic fermentation was arrested on a barrel-by-barrel basis at approximately 30% completion. It is at once fairly full-bodied and exceptionally well-balanced with great palatal length, and, even though a layered and entirely satisfying Chardonnay right now, it is an ageworthy version that will gain in complexity over the next three or four years. The towering Cascade mountain range creates a rain shadow, keeping the valley relatively rain-free throughout the entire year, necessitating irrigation from the Columbia River. Wine is a natural health food. Vintage Notes The 2016 vintage showcases elegance and purity of fruit, as the growing season shifted to a more normal timeframe after the previous three vintages had an early start.
Winemaking Winemaker: Bibiana Gonzalez Ravé Alcohol: 14. The lees were stirred to give the wine rich flavors and a creamy texture. Nose Honeysuckle, jasmine, and apple blossom, along with wispy notes of vanilla and lemon balm, highlight a harmony of classic Chardonnay aromas. The gift of a long-lived Jordan wine is symbolic for enduring relationships. We selected only the best grapes to make this wine.
Seamlessly interwoven between each is fresh, bright acidity along with incredible minerality and depth that slowly build texture and weight. In 2016, the 2013 Ferguson won the International Trophy for Best New World Bordeaux Blend from the Six Nations Wine Challenge. Our legacy of leadership and stewardship informs how we make decisions both in the vineyard and winery; we're deeply respectful of the past, but openly embrace bold ideas as we aim to craft extraordinary wines each year. Receive Jordan Estate Rewards benefits for all purchases. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.
In the Glass When planted on cool sites, Chardonnay flavors tend towards grapefruit, lemon zest, green apple, celery leaf and wet flint, while warmer locations coax out richer, more tropical flavors of melon, peach and pineapple. The lack of humidity combined with sandy soils allows for vines to be grown on their own rootstock, as phylloxera is not a serious concern. Offering an ultra-pure bouquet of white flowers, tangerine, crushed citrus, and hints of brioche and marzipan, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, a seamless, elegant texture, riveting acidity, and a great, great finish. The whites in 2016 are strikingly fresh, with nuanced fruit and lively acidity while the 2016 reds still aging in barrel possess roundness, ripeness and size as in 2012. Its aromas are reminiscent of walking through a flower garden in spring—with redolent white flower, honeysuckle and orange blossom.
Winemaking Notes We handpicked each block and delivered firm, cool clusters to the winery before sunrise. They were very busy but still managed to help everyone enjoy tastings. In Burgundy, the subregion of Chablis, while typically employing the use of older oak barrels, produces a similar bright and acid-driven style. The wine was aged in barrel for 15 months, upon which it was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Suggested Pairings: This is a great food wine! Nose: All of our wines from the 2016 vintage are incredibly floral and this Chardonnay is no exception. Region Okanagan Valley Country Canada Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Alcohol 13.
Enticing aromas of bright citrus and melon are layered spice, vanilla and a touch of butter. We transferred to 76% new French oak from cooperages including Damy, François Frères, and Remond. Meadows tastes and rates wines in the wineries, and includes reviews of Oregon and California Pinot Noir. Medium to full-bodied, the palate explodes with tropical and citrus fruit goodness, supported by a racy line of acid and finishing on a persistent gingery note. Aroma - pretty and seductive, with a decidedly spicy nose of black cherry, cassis and cedar. Underneath this, however, there is a streak of minerality and fine acidity that keep it fresh, lively and refined, drawing out its lingering after flavours.