The 2015 Jordan Russian River Chardonnay shows refined aromas of green apple, pear and lemon peel with a flinty note reminiscent of Chablis. Its elegant palate echoes the bouquet with clean, bright flavors of stone fruit and citrus, backed by firm acidity where oak is an afterthought. A touch of creaminess on the mid-palate is followed by lovely mineral notes that carry through an extraordinarily long finish. It would be hard to pick out this bottle as Californian in a lineup of White Burgundies. Enjoy now or cellar through 2022.
With its elegant structure, crisp acidity and citrus flavors, the 2015 Jordan Chardonnay is a versatile wine for food pairing. It will complement a variety of seafood such as oysters and halibut, as well as light salads and poultry dishes, like Meyer Lemon chicken. The wine’s acidity will also cut through the fat in pâtés and cream sauces.