2011 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

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The 2011 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon is a true validation of being blessed by our incredibly gifted growers whose vineyards provided extraordinary fruit in what was, for many other vintners, a difficult year.

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750ML $67.00

“2011 was one of those challenging years where agility was needed to overcome the challenges presented by Mother Nature. Despite small yields and an unseasonably cool growing season, our growers and their superb vineyard sites supplied the quality fruit necessary for us to craft a silky, fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon.” – Winemaker Rob Davis

Tasting Notes

Delicate aromas of fresh cranberry and red cherry mingle with enticing notes of cassis, chocolate and tobacco. The wine is round, soft and refined with elegant flavors of red currant, freshly cut herbs, vanilla bean and allspice. Predominantly French oak aging lends structure to the mid-palate with soft tannins and an inviting mouthfeel, balanced by a backbone of clean acidity. This wine’s enduring finish makes it perfectly suited to enjoy today or cellar worthy through 2027 for 750mL and 2032 for 1.5L. Decant for 30 minutes prior to serving to further enhance aromas and flavors.

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Food Pairing Suggestions

This wine’s style makes it ideal for diverse food pairings. It will shine with savory meat dishes, such as herb-crusted lamb or roasted chicken, allowing the fruit in the wine to take center stage. Play up the delicacy of the fruit by pairing this Bordeaux-style blend with an unexpected cheese course like fresh chèvre goat cheese with Herbes de Provence.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

2011 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest Dates

September 30–October 27, 2011

Vineyards

Approximately 60 vineyard blocks from both the Jordan Estate and nearly 20 family growers.

Fermentation

Lots kept separate by vineyard; 16 days extended skin contact; every lot reevaluated after primary fermentation; malolactic fermentation completed in upright oak casks for 15 days.

Selection

Post malolactic fermentation, individual lots were blind tasted and ranked, and select lots were declassified and sold. Only top performers were then assembled into our “barrel blend.”

Cooperages

Five French and two American barrel coopers selected based on blind tastings and 2011 vintage flavor profile; primarily medium toast.

Aging

12 months in 73% French and 27% American oak barrels; 37% new oak (62% French, 38% American). Bottle aged an additional 22 months prior to release.

Varietal Info

79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec

Appellation

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

Regional Sources

85% Alexander Valley, 14% Mendocino County, 1% Dry Creek Valley

Final Analysis

Alcohol: 13.8%; T.A.: 0.60 g/100mL; pH: 3.59; R.S.: 0.03%

Bottling Dates

June 28–July 31, 2013 Filtered before bottling

Release Date

May 1, 2015