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2011 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon "Alexander Valley"

Winery: Jordan

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Alexander Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, & 1% Malbec

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $53

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: October 28, 2015

Wine Review: This ruby red colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Jordan opens with pretty and fragrant red cherry bouquet with a hint of blueberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, easy going and very approachable. The flavor profile is a tasty cherry with notes of mild red raspberry and gentle minerality. I also detected a hint of plum and faint oak in the background. The finish is dry and its flavors and gentle tannins drift away nicely. Jordan fans will be pleased to enjoy this food friendly Cab at their favorite steakhouse with a filet mignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker 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 2022-2027. Decant for 30 minutes prior to serving to further enhance aromas and flavors.

Organic status: not organic

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