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2012 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

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750ML $72.00

Tasting Notes

Concentrated aromas of blackberries and black cherries with an inviting hint of cedar. The wine’s silky palate is long and expansive, boasting a beautiful balance of black fruit and fine tannin structure. Its finish is lively, lingering and laced with a sweetness of fruit. A deliciously seductive wine to be enjoyed now or cellared through 2028. Decant for 60 to 90 minutes to elevate aromas and flavors.

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  • Harvest Dates: September 18–October 20, 2012
  • 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.
  • Varietal Info: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot; 2% Malbec
  • Appellation: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
  • Regional Sources: 90% Alexander Valley, 8% Mendocino County, 2% Dry Creek Valley
  • Final Analysis: Alcohol: 13.69%; T.A.: 0.65 g/100mL; pH: 3.55; R.S.: 0.02%
  • Bottling Dates: June 30–August 5, 2014 Egg-white fined and filtered before bottling
  • Release Date: March 1, 2016

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