2009 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

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This vintage is a dream come true for Winemaker Rob Davis, combining both an excellent Alexander Valley growing season and our new direction with fruit sourcing.

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750ML $67.00
1.5L $199.00

“The 2009 Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet reminds me of a great symphony—it hits all the right notes. Clearly the direction of our fruit sourcing is paying off in top dividends. We have dreamed about making a wine like this for so long; we are ecstatic!” — Winemaker Rob Davis

Tasting Notes

Visually stunning with a deep garnet-ruby hue, the 2009 vintage of Jordan’s Bordeaux blend style of Cabernet Sauvignon shows enticing aromas of black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and leather that carry through a textured, silky palate with hints of baking spice and cedar—the hallmarks of French oak’s elegant integration. Still showing youthful acidity and bright fruit after years of age. Enjoy 750mL bottles through 2024, 1.5L bottles through 2032 and 3L bottles through 2042.

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Last Tasted: June 27, 2016

Food Pairing Suggestions

The incredible balance of acidity, varietal fruit character, silky tannin structure and restrained alcohol makes the 2009 Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon unparalleled in its food pairing versatility on the dinner table. The wine carries the depth and body to hold up to a marbled rib-eye and the finesse and elegance to gracefully accompany the leaner filet mignon. Grilled, braised or roasted, lamb, venison, pork, chicken and duck also make for perfect wine & food pairing material—the possibilities are only limited by the imagination.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

2009 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest Dates

September 17–October 22, 2009

Vineyards

Roughly 60 vineyard blocks from both the Jordan Estate and more than a dozen family growers.

Fermentation

Lots kept separate by vineyard; 21 days extended maceration; every lot reevaluated after primary fermentations; malolactic fermentation completed in upright oak casks before assemblage to create our “barrel blend.”

Selection

Post malolactic fermentation, individual lots were blind tasted, ranked and underperformers sold to the bulk market. After one year in barrels, additional lots were declassified and sold to further elevate quality of the final master blend.

Cooperages

Nine French and five American barrel coopers selected based on blind tastings and 2009 vintage flavor profile; primarily medium toast.

Aging

12 months in 77% French and 23% American oak barrels; 34% new oak (64% French, 36% American). Bottle aged an additional 21 months prior to release.

Varietal Info

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec

Appellation

Alexander Valley

Regional Sources

85% Alexander Valley, 10% Mendocino County, 3% Dry Creek Valley, 2% Sonoma Mountain

Final Analysis

Alcohol: 13.5%; T.A.: 0.62 g/100mL; pH: 3.57; R.S.: 0.02%

Bottling Dates

June 2-July 14, 2011 (Filtered before bottling)

Release Date

May 1, 2013