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Our 1981 Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon captured the intensity of a short, very warm harvest season in wine country.
From the appearance to the finish, this expression of Jordan Estate Alexander Valley fruit clearly displays characteristics of a slowly and carefully aged wine. The 1981 now shows aromatics of dried black cherry, plums and raisins accompanied by savory notes of dried herbs, mushroom, olive and tobacco with a touch of acidity. The 750mL should be enjoyed now. Refusing to give up its youth, 1981 large-format bottles are pensive, persistent and can be appreciated by all wine lovers. Decant off of sediment and enjoy now.Download Tasting Notes
1981 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon
August 28-October 17, 1981
Eight days of primary fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by four weeks in large oak tanks for malolactic fermentation
12 months in 54% French and 46% American oak barrels with additional aging in upright oak tanks before nearly two years of bottle age
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot
Alcohol: 12.8%; pH: 3.4; T.A.: 0.78 g/100mL
March 1, 1985
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