2000 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

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Hillside fruit from our estate delivered lovely fruit characters with balance and structure found in the 2000 Jordan Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon.

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6L $1,600.00

The 2000 growing season was marked by calm weather, with an early bloom in the beginning of May followed by the development of a healthy, well-balanced crop. An autumnal “Indian summer” nudged the fruit to full maturity. The quality of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes at harvest was outstanding, with soft tannins and intense flavors.

Tasting Notes

This aged Cabernet Sauvignon is silky, elegant and delicious. Aromas of dark cherry and spice are inviting and remarkably fresh. Still very lively on the palate with fresh fruit flavors and soft, smooth tannins laced with a backbone of acidity. Lingering cherry and spice flavors carry through a long, beautiful finish. Drink the 750mL and 1.5L now through 2020. The 3L and 6L will continue to mature through 2030 and well beyond.

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Food Pairing Suggestions

Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon is considered a great choice for food pairing due to its balance of fruit, acidity and lower alcohol. This Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon is very versatile on the dinner table, from meat and poultry dishes to pastas and grilled vegetables.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

2000 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest Dates

September 9-October 21, 2000

Vineyards

Jordan Estate and select growers

Fermentation

One day of extended skin contact and 12 days of primary fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by malolactic fermentation for four weeks in upright oak tanks

Cooperages

Select French and American oak coopers

Aging

After 12 months of aging in 65% French and 35% American oak barrels and six months in upright oak tanks, the wine was bottled and held for another 18 months prior to release

Varietal Info

80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot

Appellation

Sonoma County

Final Analysis

Alcohol: 13.5%; T.A.: 0.62 g/100mL; pH: 3.52; R.S.: 0.50%

Bottling Dates

June 11-July 25, 2002

Release Date

January 1, 2004

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