Jordan - Cabernet Sauvignon
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Region: USA / California / Alexander Valley
Type: Full-bodied red wine
Vineyards: More than 60 vineyard blocks from Jordan Estate and 15 family growers.
Fermentation: Separate by vineyard; 15 days extended maceration; every lot reevaluated after 11-day primary fermentation; malolactic fermentation completed over 16 days in upright oak casks before assemblage.
Aging: 83% French and 17% American oak barrels for 12 months.
Color: Deep garnet red.
Nose: Intense aromas of cassis, black currants, blackberries and ripe cherries with a lovely floral note.
Palate: The palate is rich and seductive, with concentrated flavors of blackberries and cassis interwoven seamlessly with fine tannins from new French oak barrels. Its masculine structure is harnessed by a beautiful balance of acidity and dark fruits with a long, cassis-laced finish.
Food pairing: Duck, red meats, poultry.