Jordan makes only two wines: a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Chardonnay. I usually don't like Chardonnay but this one was dry and not overly oaky, characteristics that made it transcend the typical California chardonnay. The Cab was fantastic. I know good wine when I taste it, thought I'm not a wine expert so I'm going to quote a few words from the winemaker that definitely applied to my experience: "smooth, approachable, a spectrum of fruit flavors...interwoven with a hint of spicy oak".
The recipe section of Jordan's website is especially helpful for people like me who appreciate good wine yet don't have special expertise, because the recipes are paired with wine suggestions. So, if you've got a good red wine, like their 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, they've got some great grilling recipes, like Grilled Japanese Eggplant with Radicchio and Endive and Grilled Hanger Steak. If you don't have a barbecue grill, you can substitute a grill pan like the Fissler Solea frypan which has an innovative interior grilling surface called Novogrill.
|Fissler Solea Frypan|
|Comedians Ben Gleib and Ben Morrison seen at the Jordan Winery party|
|Hanger steak from the Jordan Winery website. Lots of gorgeous "food porn" like this, at the site.|
|More grilled steak, at the Jordan Winery 40th anniversary party!|