1992 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

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Considered an opulent vintage, the 1992 Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon benefited from ideal, warm weather during the growing season.

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The 1992 harvest was similar to the 1987—early and warm, with very little rain. The grapes in our valley floor estate vineyards ripened quickly, offering layers of red and black fruit flavors.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of black cherry, plum, nutmeg, and a hint of fennel are rounded out by perfumed cassis with a bouquet of French oak. In 2009, we found the fruit faded after 30 minutes of decanting. Drink the 750mL and 1.5L now, while at peak maturity. The 3L and 6L are also excellent now, though we recommend 20 to 30 minutes of decanting.

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Last Tasted: June 2, 2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

1992 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest Dates

September 15-October 1,1992

Vineyards

Jordan Estate

Fermentation

14 days in stainless steel to complete yeast fermentation, followed by four weeks in large oak tanks while completing malolactic fermentation

Cooperages

A combination of top French and American oak coopers

Aging

Aged 12 months in 70% French oak and 30% American oak before an additional 20 months of bottle age before release

Varietal Info

80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc

Appellation

Alexander Valley

Final Analysis

Alcohol: 12.8%; T.A.: 0.63 g/100mL; pH: 3.52; R.S.: 0.019%

Bottling Dates

June 27-August 18, 1994

Release Date

March 1, 1996

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