Jordan 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Magnum, 1.5L
Jordan Vineyards almost single-handedly put Alexander Valley on the map. Since the release their first wine, the 1976 Cabernet Sauvignon, they've been a standard bearer for what this warm-climate corner of Sonoma County can produce. And year after year Jordan's Cabernets continue to deliver bold, ripe flavors, beautifully polished with ideal balance for aging. This 2010 is a stellar blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. The wine undergoes extended maceration for 21 days and then goes into French and American oak barrels, approximately 12 months in 74% French and 26% American oak barrels; 39% new. The wine is then aged in bottle for 21 months in the winery cellar allowing the tannins to soften and the flavors the mesh. The result is the signature style of Jordan Cab, forward and supple yet well structured for aging in your cellar.Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 90 points and it scored 92 points in the Critics Challenge Wine Competition. They said "Big, yet not overdone. Lovely herbal earthy notes add balance. Supple tannins and engaging freshness makes it easy to recommend."