2004 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

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There is femininity about the 2004 Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that will seduce you with soft, supple tannins and a sweetness of fruit.

item price qty
750ML $72.00
1.5L $199.00
3L $700.00
6L $1,600.00

The 2004 growing season started early with a very warm spring. Harvest began in August and ended in September. Our skilled vineyard workers picked the fruit at optimal ripeness, preserving its delicate flavors. Our hillside vineyards accounted for 30% of the final blend, giving this wine intensity and structure.

TASTING NOTES

The 2004 vintage of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon has blossomed with notes of white cherry, plum, and cassis, laced with a thread of allspice and cedar throughout the mid-palate and finish. Layers of red currant, cranberry and rhubarb give this wine a savory richness, perfectly suited to robust meat dishes. This wine can be enjoyed now while at its peak, or it will continue to reward collectors through 2017 in 750mL bottles and 2024 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

2004 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest Dates

August 26-September 29, 2004

Vineyards

Jordan Estate and family growers

Fermentation

Four days of extended skin contact and 16 days of primary fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by four weeks in large upright oak tanks for malolactic fermentation

Cooperages

A combination of top French and American oak barrel coopers

Aging

The wine was aged in 62% French and 38% American oak barrels (32% new oak: 56% French and 44% American) for 12 months. It was then bottled and held for another 18 months prior to release.

Varietal Info

76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc

Appellation

Alexander Valley

Final Analysis

Alcohol: 13.5%; T.A.: 0.64 g/100mL; pH: 3.56; R.S.: <0.02 g/L

Bottling Dates

July 7–August 7, 2006

Release Date

February 1, 2008