Scenes from Jordan Winery’s Harvest Lunch
If you’re a fan of Jordan, you need to make a point to get out to the winery during harvest season, when the winery puts on its annual series of harvest lunches, beautiful buffet spreads that pair well with Jordan’s signature chardonnay and cabernet.
I recently attended lunch here — the final harvest lunch of the season (and, owing to another early harvest, after picking had long since been completed) — and was amazed with the meal and the wines.
Here’s a brief report of the wines poured, and some pics of the experience.
2013 Jordan Chardonnay – fresh and flavorful, with strong apple and light brown sugar notes; crisp and pretty / A-
2008 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon – opulent and loaded with violets, currants, and some raspberry; seductive earthiness leads to a long and silky finish / A
2011 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon – youthful at present and quite tight; predominantly herbal, with some dark chocolate notes / B+