2009 Jordan Russian River Valley Chardonnay

A California chardonnay that’s not overly Californian, this wine is big yet citric. There’s a pronounced lime character in both aroma and finish. A touch of glycerol in the mouthfeel that betrays its New World origins, and the faint whiff of tropical coconut that emerges some time after the bottle has been opened confirms this. Though it starts out lighter, as the wine warms it seems to strengthen in the glass. With plenty of body and flavor, this wine is a good accompaniment for fish. Recommended. BSE

WHO: Jordan
WHAT: 100% Chardonnay
WHERE: Russian River Valley, California
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: $28 (media sample)