2009 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

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750ML $74.00
1.5L $219.00

Tasting Notes

Enticing aromas of blackberry, cassis, oak spices and cedar carry through a textured, silky palate with smooth tannins from French oak aging. Still showing some youthful acidity and dark fruit after years of age. Enjoy 750mL bottles through 2028, 1.5L bottles through 2034 and 3L bottles through 2042.

Last Tasted

July 18, 2018

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  • Harvest Dates: September 17–October 22, 2009
  • Vineyards: Roughly 60 vineyard blocks from both the Jordan Estate and more than a dozen family growers.
  • Fermentation: Lots kept separate by vineyard; 21 days extended maceration; every lot reevaluated after primary fermentations; malolactic fermentation completed in upright oak casks before assemblage to create our “barrel blend.”
  • Cooperages: Nine French and five American barrel coopers selected based on blind tastings and 2009 vintage flavor profile; primarily medium toast.
  • Aging: 12 months in 77% French and 23% American oak barrels; 34% new oak (64% French, 36% American). Bottle aged an additional 21 months prior to release.
  • Selection: Post malolactic fermentation, individual lots were blind tasted, ranked and underperformers sold to the bulk market. After one year in barrels, additional lots were declassified and sold to further elevate quality of the final master blend.
  • Varietal Info: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
  • Appellation: Alexander Valley
  • Regional Sources: 85% Alexander Valley, 10% Mendocino County, 3% Dry Creek Valley, 2% Sonoma Mountain
  • Final Analysis: Alcohol: 13.5%; T.A.: 0.62 g/100mL; pH: 3.57; R.S.: 0.02%
  • Bottling Dates: June 2-July 14, 2011 (Filtered before bottling)
  • Release Date: May 1, 2013

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