Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2003, 86 points

Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

(USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley)

This Jordan Cabernet was thin in color and structure. A light purple and toward the pinkish hue. The nose was pleasant and fresh. not a huge smelling wine but clean smelling. The palate was hot at the start and gave the wine a crisp new world feel to it. It immediately felt industrial. Got cherry on the palate but it was just not hitting the quality level on the taste. It felt forced. It was smooth but single dimensioned and it quickly transitioned to a flat finish with tannins hitting hard. Just OK

From Jordan’s site:

The 2004 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon captures the essence of the vintage. After the initial fermentation of 16 days, the wine spent four weeks in large oak upright tanks for malolactic fermentation. It was then aged in 62% French and 38% American small oak barrels for 12 months. After a final three months of aging in our oak upright tanks, it was bottled and held for another 18 months prior to its release.

The fruit from our estate hillside vineyards adds concentration and complexity to our Cabernet Sauvignon. A combination of Merlot (18%), Cabernet Franc (2%), Petit Verdot (4%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (76%) creates well-integrated flavors, deep color, and balance. The bouquet offers distinct notes of cassis, black cherry, and cocoa. The aromatic qualities of the Petit Verdot marry well with the soft, alluring flavors of Merlot and compliment the masculine tannins of the Cabernet Sauvignon.

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