Visually stunning with a deep garnet-ruby hue, the 2009 vintage of Jordan’s Bordeaux blend style of Cabernet Sauvignon shows enticing aromas of black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and leather that carry through a textured, silky palate with hints of baking spice and cedar—the hallmarks of French
oak’s elegant integration. Still showing youthful acidity and bright fruit after years of age. Enjoy 750mL bottles through 2024, 1.5L bottles through 2032 and 3L bottles through 2042.
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.