Jordan 2011 Chardonnay is one of those wines. You want to let this wine "speak," as they say! It's a balanced white with stone fruit flavors, just the right amount of acidity and a finish that makes you (immediately!) want to take another sip. Jordan is balanced to pair with a broad range of foods. Recently I enjoyed it with a meal of lemon-roasted salmon and blue potatoes and I thought it was a great pairing, so I'm sharing these two simple and healthy recipes.
- 1 lb. salmon filet
- 1 lemon
- Coarse salt and cracked pepper to taste
- Handful of chives (chopped)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or a light coating of olive oil and place the salmon down
- Zest a lemon until you have a tablespoon or so of zest, spread it on top of the fish
- Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper
- Squeeze some lemon juice into the fish, and slice the lemon up for garnish (optional)
- Bake for 18 mins. Remove from oven and garnish with chopped chives
(Since the oven temp is the same for this as it is to make the salmon, just put these in the oven earlier.)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and chop 1/2 lb of blue potatoes into quarters
- Place on baking sheet and drizzle with a good olive oil; sprinklewith salt and pepper
- Bake for 35-40 mins, flipping once halfway through
For me, enjoying a wine from Jordan is an experience! It's worth a little splurge now and then, especially when you're in the market for a great food pairing.I visited Jordan earlier this year and absolutely fell in love with the winery. Check out my photos here. Cheers to a lovely Chardonnay and a wine that brings back great memories.
Are you a fan of Jordan wines? Do you prefer their Chardonnay or their Cabernet Sauvingon? Leave a comment below!