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727 Ratings
Jordan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Description

(1996 Vintage) The grapes were fermented fourteen days in stainless steel to complete yeast fermentation, followed by four weeks in large oak cooperage while completing malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in 52% French and 48% American small oak barrels for twelve months and in large oak cooperage for an additional six months. The wine was then bottled and aged for an additional twenty-one months at the winery so that upon release it would be elegant and approachable.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/06.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Aug-06.
  • Planet Grape
    (2012 Vintage) Seamless with medium body and attractive aromas of mocha, black currant, spice and sweet herb. The palate is focused with black currant, blueberry and fine, grainy texture.
  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/10/2012
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2000 Vintage) The fleeting hints of citrus and green apples in this one come and go all too quickly, and, in the absence of any semblance of varietal fruitiness and identifiable richness, the wine turns thin and slightly coarse as it crosses the palate and empties out into a forgettable finish.