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2011 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

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750ML $72.00
1.5L $199.00

Tasting Notes

Delicate aromas of fresh cranberry and red cherry mingle with enticing notes of cassis, chocolate and tobacco. The wine is round, soft and refined with elegant flavors of red currant, freshly cut herbs, vanilla bean and allspice. Predominantly French oak aging lends structure to the mid-palate with soft tannins and an inviting mouthfeel, balanced by a backbone of clean acidity. This wine’s enduring finish makes it perfectly suited to enjoy today or cellar worthy through 2027 for 750mL and 2032 for 1.5L. Decant for 30 minutes prior to serving to further enhance aromas and flavors.

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  • Harvest Dates: September 30–October 27, 2011
  • Vineyards: Approximately 60 vineyard blocks from both the Jordan Estate and nearly 20 family growers.
  • Fermentation: Lots kept separate by vineyard; 16 days extended skin contact; every lot reevaluated after primary fermentation; malolactic fermentation completed in upright oak casks for 15 days.
  • Cooperages: Five French and two American barrel coopers selected based on blind tastings and 2011 vintage flavor profile; primarily medium toast.
  • Aging: 12 months in 73% French and 27% American oak barrels; 37% new oak (62% French, 38% American). Bottle aged an additional 22 months prior to release.
  • Selection: Post malolactic fermentation, individual lots were blind tasted and ranked, and select lots were declassified and sold. Only top performers were then assembled into our “barrel blend.”
  • Varietal Info: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
  • Appellation: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
  • Regional Sources: 85% Alexander Valley, 14% Mendocino County, 1% Dry Creek Valley
  • Final Analysis: Alcohol: 13.8%; T.A.: 0.60 g/100mL; pH: 3.59; R.S.: 0.03%
  • Bottling Dates: June 28–July 31, 2013 Filtered before bottling
  • Release Date: May 1, 2015

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