Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
The Jordan family never followed the herd toward hyperripe cabernet-this 2010 clocks in a cool 13.5 percent alcohol. It feels like a juicy, old-schooler cabernet, its sleek red currant character edged with floral tonesand a savory edge of red pepper skin. The acidity is bright and the tannins gravelly. It should age well, but is already enjoyable. Try it with pot roast.
A masterful effort that shows superb elegance and length; excellent juxtaposition of red currants and dried leaves; very representative of the Alexander Valley; found some boysenberries in the flavors; exuberant aftertaste.
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The Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked...
The [Napa Valley] and [Cabernet Sauvignon] are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without thinking of the other. Although Cabernet has many important outposts throughout the wine world, nowhere else has it achieved such success (and, at the highest end, commanded such lofty prices) than in Napa. Here, it is responsible for bold, opulent, and dark-fruited wines with grippy tannins and a healthy dose of alcohol. The best examples can age for decades. Each of Napa’s smaller sub-AVAs imparts a different character to Cabernet, such as [Rutherford’s] famous dust or [Stags Leap District's] tart cherry flavors.