Enjoy flavors of red currant, cherry, blackberry and blueberry with a hint of vanilla from oak aging. Round tannins balance and support this medium-bodied wine’s ripe fruit. Beautiful now, this wine will continue to age gracefully for a decade or more. The 750mL should peak by 2018.
The 2005 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon spent 22 days in stainless steel tanks for primary fermentation and extended maceration, followed by two weeks in large upright oak tanks for malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged for six months in large upright oak tanks and then aged in 64% French and 36% American oak barrels for 12 months. Prior to release, the wine was bottled and held for another 20 months. 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot; 13.5% alcohol.
Wine Spectator(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/06.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Aug-06.
Wine Spectator(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/03
Wine Advocate(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 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.