2014 Jordan Alexander Valley Cab Sauv

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“Jordan is often considered more Saint-Julien in style for its early drinkability, forward fruit and elegant tannins. But the 2014 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon follows all the cues of 2013 and then some—certainly more reminiscent of Bordeaux’s Pauillac with its broader tannins and sturdier structure. Classic black fruit is framed perfectly by a higher percentage of French oak, which assuages the lengthy fruit tannins to create a lasting finish. This will be a long-lived vintage.” —Winemaker Rob Davis


Winemaker Notes

A wine with elegance, refinement, and plenty of verve. Its perfume of blackberries and black cherries mingles with a backdrop of subtle oak notes. The palate has a velvety richness that coats the mouth in concentrated flavors of blackberries and cassis, laced with fine tannins from seamlessly integrated, new French oak. Enticing flavors of chocolate, violets and dark fruits linger on the long finish.

Blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.7% Merlot, 5.8% Petit Verdot, 1.2% Malbec, 0.3% Cabernet Franc

Critical Acclaim

Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: Well, it has been a long time since I tasted the 1976 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon—the winery's launch vintage. I fondly recall the hoopla surrounding that release. It was exciting and exhilarating, and it brought me into looking closely into this winery's story. Now almost four decades later, the story remains as strong as ever. The 2014 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the stars of the vintage. TASTING NOTES: This wine successfully combines power and elegance. Its red currants beginnings lead nicely into hints of crème de cassis in its aromas and flavors. Pair its gentle, yet firm palate with oven-baked chicken over a bed of wild mushroom infused risotto. (Tasted: June 1, 2018, San Francisco, CA)
More of a Left Bank style with an earthy, leather and pencil-shaving character. This is svelte and athletic in structure, a wine of charm rather than power, with a core of sweet blackcurrant fruit.
Wine Enthusiast
Tart and tangy in underlying acidity, this elegant red offers a mix of dried herb, tobacco leaf and red currant, showing subdued ripeness within a context of elongated polished tannin and well-integrated oak.