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1978 JORDAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
1978 was considered a great vintage across the region.
After a cold, wet spring, warm weather prevailed. Despite
two previous years of drought, the crop in Alexander Valley
was bountiful and of exceptionally high quality. Though 1978
was a classic year for cabernet, four decades is a long time
for red wine to live. As expected, the 1978 Jordan Cabernet
is beyond peak maturity. It presents shy notes of leather,
tobacco and cedar with hints of cherry, spice and dust. While
this wine still displays the charms of an old, classic Bordeauxstyle
red, we prefer the 1979 for its aging merit.
1979 JORDAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
1979 yielded a smaller crop than 1978, and the wine was
more concentrated, but less opulent. In its youth, the 1979
Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon was considered a great wine for
its fruit and finesse-assertive in fruit expression, yet wellrounded
in bouquet. Decades later, the wine is desperately
holding on to what is left of the once perfectly balanced
components of acidity, fruit, alcohol and tannins. It has a
lovely aged Bordeaux quality (leather, cherry, herbal tea,
plums), and a still-lively palate with soft, silky tannins. While
wines bottled in 750mL are past their peak, larger formats
should be opened now.
1985 JORDAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Rob Davis regards 1985 as the best vintage of the 1980s-
a decade that included very few good years. Gorgeous
weather in Alexander Valley produced ripe, rich and fleshy
cabernets with superb balance. A nice, even growing season
led to tremendous harmony both in the vineyards and the
grapes. Though still a beauty on many levels, the 1985 Jordan
Cabernet Sauvignon is finally showing its age. Bottles stored
under the best conditions show mature flavors of dried red
fruit, leather and earth with hints of caramel. The 750mL is
past its peak, and magnums, 3L and 6L formats should be
uncorked now.
1994 JORDAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The long, cool harvest season allowed this cabernet to fully
develop its varietal character through extended hang time. A
long harvest occurred due to cold nights late in the growing
season, which prolonged ripening and allowed the fruit to
reach optimal sugar levels. Acidity in the juice was low due
to the extra time on the vine, but it increased due to the
tannic acid in the skins by the time the wine was pressed. The
1994 Jordan Cabernet is just past its peak but still beautifully
rounded and balanced with aromas of red cherry, light black
fruits and sweet floral notes. Magnums, 3L and 6L formats
should be enjoyed now.
1997 JORDAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
This wine's Sonoma County designation reflects the broader
grape sourcing used during the replanting of Jordan's estate
vineyard after phylloxera devastated Northern California.
1997 was a generous vintage that provided a bounty of
stunning fruit-intensely aromatic and layered with lush,
dense flavors. Harvest began a month early with grapes
picked at a frantic pace. The fruit was intensely aromatic,
layered with blackberry, chocolate and cassis. At full maturity,
the 1997 Jordan Cabernet presents flavors of black cherry,
strawberry, herbs and cedar. With ripe and supple tannins,
the wine is at its peak in 750mL and 1.5L, but 3L and 6L
bottles can hold for three to five more years.
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2002 JORDAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Arguably this decade's greatest vintage, 2002 marks Jordan's
return to the Alexander Valley appellation after replanting
its estate vineyard due to phylloxera. The vintage was
characterized by fruit uniformity due to an excellent growing
season tempered by a lack of extreme heat or rain. Overall, it
was a wonderful season which produced a layered, textured
cabernet sauvignon. The 2002 still
tastes
quite young,
displaying aromas of red cherries, dried herbs and a hint of
white pepper. The palate is silky and round, exuding layers of
black cherry and blackberry flavors seamlessly integrated with
smooth tannins. Dried cherry and jasmine tea flavors linger
on the finish. Enjoy 750mL bottles through 2022, magnums
through 2030 and larger formats beyond 2032.
2007 JORDAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The 2007 vintage was a winemaker's dream. A smaller
crop yielded more concentrated flavors in the grapes, and
moderate temperatures allowed the fruit to mature slowly,
resulting in one of Jordan's top vintages of the decade.
Temperate conditions allowed the winery to pick pristine
grapes over a six-week period, ensuring optimal maturity.
The 2007 wine exudes beautiful, dense blackberry and cassis
aromas that echo through the mid-palate. A lush mouthfeel
of well-integrated, silky tannins and balanced acidity is
accented by notes of vanilla and cedar. Drink 750mL bottles
now or cellar through 2027. Larger formats can hold from
2035 to 2056.
2009 JORDAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Rob Davis was ecstatic about this vintage, which combined
an excellent Alexander Valley growing season with Jordan's
new direction for fruit sourcing. Enticing aromas of blackberry,
cassis, oak spices and cedar carry through a textured, silky
palate with smooth tannins from French oak barrel aging.
The 2009 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon is still showing some
youthful acidity and dark fruit after years of age. Enjoy 750mL
bottles through 2028, 1.5L bottles through 2034, 3L bottles
through 2042 and 6L bottles through 2044.

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