2003 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

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With its endless layers and silky texture, 2003 Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a delicious wine showing beautifully after a decade of age.

item price qty
750ML $72.00
1.5L $219.00
3L $700.00
6L $1,600.00

The 2003 growing season started late and was marked by wet weather. A hot summer and higher-than-average temperatures in mid-September jump started harvest, which ended in October just four weeks after it began. This wonderful vintage produced multi-layered, richly textured wines.

TASTING NOTES

The exemplary 2003 growing season in Alexander Valley produced a complex, ever-evolving wine that has come into its own with age. Over time, the oak has transitioned into a supporting role for the delicate black cherry flavors and exotic notes of earl grey tea and cigar box that float from the glass. Accompanied by an elegant balance of spices, acidity and silky tannins, this wine is a welcome addition at the dinner table to be enjoyed now through 2018 in 750mL bottles and 2023 in 1.5L magnums.

Last Tasted: January 11, 2015

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS

Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is considered a great choice for food pairing due to its balance of fruit, acidity and lower alcohol. This Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon is very versatile on the dinner table, from meat and poultry dishes to pastas and grilled vegetables.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

2003 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest Dates

September 16-October 15, 2003

Vineyards

Jordan Estate and family growers

Fermentation

After four days of extended skin contact and 11 days of primary fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation for four weeks in large, upright oak tanks

Aging

Aged in 68% French and 32% American oak barrels (38% new oak: 59% French and 41% American) 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.

Varietal Info

81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc

Appellation

Alexander Valley

Final Analysis

Alcohol: 13.5%; T.A.: 0.67 g/100mL; pH: 3.54; R.S.: 0.54 g/L

Bottling Dates

July 6–August 8, 2005

Release Date

January 1, 2007