In 1972, Tom and Sally Jordan, a young couple from Colorado who shared an unbridled enthusiasm for French food and wine, followed their hearts to California’s wine country and established Jordan Vineyard & Winery. For more than a decade prior, they drank virtually only French wines, enjoyed French food that Sally diligently learned to cook, and traveled throughout France, wining and dining their way through every region. The two knew a winery would one day be in their future, but ironically never seriously considered starting one in France. Then one night while enjoying their first glass of famed Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in San Francisco, they had an aha moment: They could realize their very French vision in Northern California. The Jordans brought sophistication and elegance with them to California…and a dream. They parlayed hard work and vision into a chateau winery in emulation of France’s finest. They set a standard for California-produced, European-inspired wine and hospitality—a standard which is still held at Jordan Vineyard & Winery today. As the decades unfold, the impact of John’s tenure will be fully unveiled. At the moment, one thing is very clear: Jordan wines have never been better. This relentless quest for higher quality has resulted in a Chardonnay with even brighter stone-fruit flavors, mouth-watering acidity and minerality and a Cabernet Sauvignon wine with a purity of flavors and a silky elegance reminiscent of a Bordeaux grand cru classé.
Visually stunning with a deep garnet-ruby hue, this wine possesses an unprecedented elegance of fruit expression, lively acidity, tannin structure and oak integration. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry and cassis are supported by subtle hints of baking spice and vanilla from oak aging. The mouthfeel is soft, silky and robing with a seemingly neverending finish.