Touted as one of the best vintages on record in Sonoma County, 2007 Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exudes beautiful, dense, blackberry aromas that echo through the mid-palate. An ideal mouthfeel of silky-woven tannins and expertly balanced acid is accented by notes of vanilla bean and cedar box. Showcase this wine with a grilled New York steak for a classic Cabernet Sauvignon pairing. Drink the 750mL format now or cellar through 2023. Plan to enjoy 1.5L bottles by 2030, 3 liters by 2039 and 6 liters by 2051.
Fermentation: Vineyard blocks were fermented separately, spending 2-3 weeks with extended maceration. After primary fermentation, only the top blocks were selected for blending into our historic oak casks, where malolactic fermentation occurred with our native bacteria (isolated from a first-growth chateau in the 1970s).
Cooperages: A combination of the top French and American oak coopers were selected based on vintage taste profile
Aging: Aged 12 months in 70% French oak and 30% American oak barrels (39% new), allowing the flavors to marry and full tannin integration to take place. The lots were then re- assembled to create the final master blend before aging two years in bottle.
Varietal Info: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, less than 1% Malbec
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Regional Sources: 86% Alexander Valley, 11% Mendocino County, 3% Dry Creek Valley