Jordan Cabernet 2003

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After four days completing primary fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in large, upright oak tanks. The wine was then aged in 68% French and 32% American oak barrels for 12 months, and in large, upright oak tanks for an additional three months. After a total of 18 months in oak, the wine was bottled and held for another 17 months prior to release. 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc; 13.5% alcohol.

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Jordan Vineyard & Winery:
Tucked into the hills of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, Jordan Vineyard & Winery has been dedicated to world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and hospitality since its founding in 1972 by Tom and Sally Jordan. Under the guidance of Tom’s son, John, Jordan continues its pursuit of excellence in every aspect of the business, striving to place in balance the complexities ... Read more
Tucked into the hills of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, Jordan Vineyard & Winery has been dedicated to world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and hospitality since its founding in 1972 by Tom and Sally Jordan. Under the guidance of Tom’s son, John, Jordan continues its pursuit of excellence in every aspect of the business, striving to place in balance the complexities of terroir, the artistry of the cellar and the joys of the table. The estate boasts nearly 1,200 acres of rolling hills, vineyards (Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot), oak trees, lakes, streams, olive trees, and organic gardens, as well as winery, hospitality and operations facilities. Since the inaugural 1976 vintage, Jordan wines have been renowned for their consistency. We believe strongly in the timeless qualities of balance, elegance and food affinity, which are found in our Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Russian River Valley Chardonnay. Architecture, landscaping, gardens, hospitality, and cuisine contribute to a special sense of place. The wines and the place give all of us at Jordan the rewarding feeling that our work is bringing pleasure to the many people who drink our wine and visit the estate. Read less

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Snooth User: joyforever
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11/15/2009

2009-11-13


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External Reviews for Jordan Cabernet

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/20/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
03/16/2013

Jordan Vineyard & Winery has successfully maintained a tradition of producing elegant, refined Bordeaux-style Cabernet Sauvignon in Northern California's Alexander Valley.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe continued addition of fruit from estate hillside vineyards and the blending of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot with the Cabernet Sauvignon are responsible for the well integrated flavors, deep color and full mouth feel of the vintage. The bouquet is highlighted with aromas of cassis, black cherry and dark chocolate, with undertones of sweet tobacco and cedar. The Cabernet is very rich in texture with opulent flavors of ripe blackberry, cherry and cassis. This Cabernet has a lingering finish of subtle earth, cigar tobacco, cedar, and a well integrated and restrained framework of oak.



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Tasting Notes:

The exemplary 2003 growing season produced a layered, richly textured wine. Over time, the oak has transitioned into a supporting role for the luscious, black cherry fruit that remains abundant. Approaching full maturity with a soft, velvety structure throughout. Decant 30 to 60 minutes. Drink now through 2016

After four days completing primary fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in large, upright oak tanks. The wine was then aged in 68% French and 32% American oak barrels for 12 months, and in large, upright oak tanks for an additional three months. After a total of 18 months in oak, the wine was bottled and held for another 17 months prior to release. 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc; 13.5% alcohol.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 12 months in 68% French oak and 32% American oak; 3 months in American oak tanks

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 0.5 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.7 grams per liter

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