Skip to main content

1984 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

view all vintages

A rare vintage combining a copious crop and high quality, 1984 Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was always one of Tom Jordan’s early favorites for its remarkable structure.

related content

Moderate weather and a large crop made 1984 a "too good to be true" scenario for winemakers and growers. Harvest came early due to heat spells, and the resulting wines were very concentrated with high tannins. We used a higher proportion of French oak to build the structure and less American oak to avoid diminishing the fruit aroma.

Tasting Notes

Our last tasting of the 1984 revealed a bouquet of crushed violets and black currants with shy notes of earth, leather and spice with a touch of dried cherries. Tannins were almost gone with a little acid remains; still in balance with a juicy tang in the finish. Very Bordeaux like. The 750mL is well past its peak. For larger formats, drink now.

Download Tasting Notes

Last Tasted: August 1, 2017


1984 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest Dates

September 5-17, 1984


Jordan Estate


Four days of extended skin contact and eight days for primary fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by two weeks in upright oak tanks for malolactic fermentation


A combination of top French and American oak coopers


11.5 months in 64% French and 36% American oak barrels with additional aging in upright oak tanks before nearly two years of bottle age

Varietal Info

88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot


Alexander Valley

Final Analysis

Alcohol: 12.8%; pH: 3.60; T.A.: 0.65 g/100mL

Bottling Dates

June 2-July 8, 1986

Release Date

March 1, 1988

Item Added to Your Cart