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1999 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

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The first harvest from our estate hillside vineyards, 1999 Jordan Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is at its peak and truly demonstrates the charms of a beautifully aged Bordeaux style Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Though these hillside grapes accounted for only 15% of total tons harvested, the intensity of their aromas and the depth of their character held great promise for the future. Overall cluster weights were 40% less than normal due to very small, intensely flavored berries.

Tasting Notes

Concentrated aromas of black cherry, black berry and cassis leap from the glass. Continuing to showcase a great structure and polished tannins, the 1999 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon wine is rich and silky on the palate, showing layer upon layer of dark fruit flavors integrated with smooth tannins and an attractive freshness for its age. Fresh and bright out of the bottle. No need to decant. Drink 750mL bottles now through 2021. The 1.5L may be enjoyed now through 2025, 3L through 2030 and 6L through 2035.

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Last Tasted: November 10, 2017


1999 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest Dates

September 27–October 26, 1999


Jordan Estate and family growers


Extended skin contact for three days and primary fermentation for 14 days in stainless steel tanks, followed by three weeks in large, upright oak tanks to complete malolactic fermentation


Aged in 71% French and 29% American oak barrels for 12 months and in large, upright oak tanks for an additional six months. The wine was then bottled and aged for an additional 17 months at the winery before release.

Varietal Info

77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot


Sonoma County

Final Analysis

Alcohol: 12.8%; T.A.: 0.60 g/100mL; pH: 3.50; R.S.: 0.02%

Bottling Dates

June 18–July 24, 2001

Release Date

March 1, 2003

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