Concentrated aromas of blackberries and black cherries with an inviting hint of cedar. The wine’s silky palate is plush yet poised, boasting a beautiful balance of black fruit and fine tannin structure. Its finish is lively, lingering and laced with a sweetness of dark fruits. In magnum format, the 2012 exudes a seductive texture and concentration of flavors far beyond the 750mL bottle. A deliciously seductive wine to be enjoyed now or cellared through 2032 in 750mL, 2037 in magnum, and 2042+ in 3L and 6L. Decant for up to 60 minutes to elevate aromas and flavors.
Vineyards: More than 60 vineyard blocks from Jordan Estate and 16 family growers.
Fermentation: Lots kept separate by vineyard; 12 days extended maceration; every lot reevaluated after primary fermentation; malolactic fermentation completed in upright oak casks before assemblage to create our “barrel blend.”
Cooperages: Five French and three American barrel coopers selected based on blind tastings and vintage flavor profile; primarily medium toast.
Aging: 69% French and 31% American oak barrels for 12 months; 41% new oak consisted of 73% French, 27% American.
Selection: Post malolactic fermentation, individual lots were blind tasted and ranked, then assembled into our “barrel blend.” After one year in barrels, the “barrel blend” was reassessed and only top lots were combined for the final master blend.