I last set foot at Jordan Vineyard & Winery in Sonoma’s Alexander Valley nearly five years ago. That was before the retirement of 43-year veteran winemaker Rob Davis in 2019 which preceded a host of renovations to the winery’s tasting rooms, exterior gardens and private suites.
Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for 10 Jordan wines
Indeed, everything was new to me when I dropped by recently, including head winemaker Maggie Kruse. Yet the house style that Davis had perfected has remained all but unchanged. Arguably even better.
Let’s backtrack a bit. The 2016 harvest (and my last visit) marked Jordan’s 40th anniversary of producing Chardonnay. The first Jordan Chardonnay was bottled in 1979, made with grapes from the original Alexander Valley estate vineyard.
In this post:
- Jordan Vineyard & Winery: the story to date
- Jordan Vineyards & Winery: at a glance
Jonathan Cristaldi tastes 10 Jordan wines:
Wines are shown by colour and vintage, in descending order.