WA 90 Pts - According to Wine Advocate - The 2009 Chardonnay is one of Gary Jordan’s best whites. With half the crop fermented in French oak (50% new) with 9 months lees aging, it has a taut, reserved, but very focused bouquet that displays judicious use of new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with a crisp entry and good acidity and shows subtle green apple, lime flower and hazelnut notes towards the composed finish. This is not a showy Chardonnay, but one that is very well crafted and succinct. Drink now-2016.
Winemakers Notes - The 2009 Jordan Chardonnay has aromas of freshly cut green apples and honeysuckle with a hint of kiwi and lemon zest. Bright, fresh, apple flavors expand on the palate, framed by lively acidity and a touch of vanilla from five months of aging in new and used French oak barrels. Crispness and minerality linger in the long, graceful finish. This is a wine defined by elegance and finesse. Rated 90+