My second visit to Jordan Winery felt like my first visit to Jordan Winery (super exciting!). I was ready to taste Jordan’s collaboration bubbles with AR Lenoble and eat some delicious caviar.

We arrived early for our tasting, so Maria (you are lucky if you get to meet her) showed us around the property. This property is so beautiful and I love how they practice sustainability (“90% of their electricity comes from solar energy, waste water reclamation systems have been built to reuse their processed water for landscape and vineyard irrigation”). Walking through the tank room, we chatted about the process of winemaking.

Jordan describes their vineyards as a “diverse collection of vineyards including estate blocks, which have more clay-rich soils similar to the Right Bank of Bordeaux, as well as well-drained, mid-slope grower parcels with mineral-rich soils more reminiscent of Bordeaux’s Left Bank.” That means delicious wine!

FINALLY!! We were escorted to the newly renovated dining room for our Champagne and Caviar tasting. Everything was gorgeous, from the design on the back of the chairs to the intricate wallpaper. In partnership with the Champagne House, AR Lenoble, Jordan’s Cuvée is a non-vintage Brut with yeasty, crisp apple and citrus flavors. It’s only available for purchase at the winery or if you live in California you can have it shipped (hopefully one day this will change). Alongside the Bubbles, they poured their 2014 Chardonnay, 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon and someone shared their magnum of 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (delicious!!). The delicious Jordan Reserve Caviar was served with all the usual accompaniments.

This tasting experience is definitely high on the list of things to do when in Sonoma. What a wonderful experience!