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Jordan Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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To make a wine of greatness, the vintner must accept losses in both grapes and wine due to strict quality standards similar to the very best crus in Bordeaux. These sacrifices allowed us to overcome a difficult growing season like 2008, to achieve, in the end, a classic vintage marked by elegance, restraint and Jordan’s hallmark consistency—a wine that will wow wine lovers for a decade-plus.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Jordan Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,718
4.50 5
12/17/2012

Smoky and slightly nutty on the nose with a hint of earth and dried leaves covered by fresh red cherry and red currant fruit with just a hint of mint. Just a little on the young side, this shows some tension on entry with polished yet abundant tannins and integrated acidity keeping the core of rich, slightly tactile but ultimately fresh fruit under wraps. The oak is adding a nutty layer here, and some lovely spice notes that come out on the back end along with red cherry and currant fruit. This really builds nicely to the long finish which shows lovely interplay of wood spice, fresh fruit and minty notes. Elegant and polished old school California Cabernet. 92pts


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Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
4.00 5
03/21/2013

Deep purple color. Slight plum and cherry aroma. Fruit forward with black cherry and blackberry notes rounded out with a delightful earthy finish with a touch of herbs. Gentle but noticeable tannins. Good now but probably will be worth aging.


Snooth User: runningbear
43154612
4.50 5
04/13/2013

Very balanced wine that goes down smoothly. Wife is a huge fan of this wine


Snooth User: gpass
116384474
4.50 5
12/01/2012

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Jordan Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/14/2012

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
02/05/2013

Concentrated, lovely black fruits aromas of blackberry, blueberry and cassis. The mouthfeel is luscious and full with continued flavors of blackberry, cassis, black cherry with a suggestion of vanilla, coconut and cedar. The soft, round tannins and understated acidity of this wine complement the bright fruit characters to create a balanced Cabernet Sauvignon approachable now or worthy of cellaring for at least 10-15 years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

With its dry earthiness, this is classic Jordan. It shows blackberry and black cherry flavors, with an herb note. The tannins are gentle. It will age for years, softening and gaining earthy complexities. Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/07/2013

Notably elegant and refined, this is polished at points, firm on the finish. The core black cherry and blackberry flavors are fresh and lively. Drink now through 2020. -JL Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
03/26/2013

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon spent 19 months in new and used French oak. It has an austere, smoky bouquet with roasted herbs and sandalwood. The palate is medium-bodied with sharp red cherry and strawberry fruit, and sharp acidity, but there is more than enough freshness and delineation on the conservative finish. Drink 2012–2017.


External Review
02/22/2013

Aromas of black cherry, and cocoa. It has a rich texture and opulent flavors niclely oaked


External Review
03/26/2013

With its dry earthiness, this is classic Jordan. It shows blackberry and black cherry flavors, with an herb note. The tannins are gentle. It will age for years, softening and gaining earthy complexities.


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Tasting Notes:

2008 showcases both the delicacy of the vintage and Jordan’s smooth, approachable style. Elegant aromas of cherries and plums open to a soft, silky mouthfeel boasting a spectrum of red and black fruit flavors. A hint of spicy oak is drawn from the American oak, while the French oak builds a seductive midpalate with soft fruit tannins. Enjoy now or cellar through 2020.

To make a wine of greatness, the vintner must accept losses in both grapes and wine due to strict quality standards similar to the very best crus in Bordeaux. These sacrifices allowed us to overcome a difficult growing season like 2008, to achieve, in the end, a classic vintage marked by elegance, restraint and Jordan’s hallmark consistency—a wine that will wow wine lovers for a decade-plus.

Closure: Cork

Aged 12 months in French Oak.

Aged 12 months in American Oak.

Notes: 76% French and 24% American oak barrels for 12 months; 31% new oak consisted of 60% French, 40% American

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5%

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