(From 2011 Vintage) The 2005 growing season was remarkably abundant, allowing us to thin the vines early in the season for optimal uniformity. Exceptional weather during harvest allowed the grapes to develop optimal ripeness and complex structure.
A combination of Merlot (18%), Cabernet Franc (2%), Petit Verdot (4%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (76%) creates well-integrated flavors, deep color, and balance. The bouquet offers distinct notes of cassis, black cherry, and cocoa. The aromatic qualities of the Petit Verdot marry well with the soft, alluring flavors of Merlot and complement the masculine tannins of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Jordan 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon has a rich texture and opulent flavors, complemented by a restrained framework o...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines18% Merlot; 4% Petit Verdot; 2% Cabernet Franc. As has been the case with Jordan Cabernets of recent years, this overpriced and underfilled wine comes up as a weakling and is so light in fruity mass that its moderate tannins overstay their welcome. It fails to convince that it has anywhere good to go and should be drunk up over the next few years.