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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, olive and tobacco. The 750mL is slightly shy on the mid-palate and finish at this point in its life. 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.
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