Red

2012 Jordan Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Alexander Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 57

  • Vínum Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 11, 2020 - Blackcurrants, blackberries, plums. Oak, spices, and a hint of vanilla. Low to medium acidity with very fine tannins. Velvety mouthfeel. A very balanced and polished cab. Decanted for an hour and paired it with ribeye cap steaks... the most perfect marriage of beef and wine that I've ever experienced!

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  • Bob and Joli Likes this wine: 88 points

    January 1, 2020 - Good everyday wine. Let it breathe 30 minutes. Becomes more sophisticated with a bit of time.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • r4Cali Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 24, 2019 - My dad's favorite. Polished off the bottle with a steak dinner.

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  • steakandcoffee Likes this wine: 90 points

    October 16, 2019 - The wine looks purple colored. There is no sediment in the bottle. The body is medium/full. The wine finishes medium. The wine has low acidity.

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  • srh Likes this wine:

    October 5, 2019 - Winebar [4 Whites, 8 Reds, & 8 *shared* bottles] from 10/04/19 (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): THANK you for sharing this bottle from your cellar, Arturo, PARTICULAR since I'd yet to taste a wine from this producer! :)

    "77% C.S., 16% Merlot, 5% P.V., & 2% Malbec sourced from > 60 Jordan Estate vyd blocks & 16 family growers (90% Alexander Valley, 8% Mendocino County, & 2% Dry Creek Valley); Lots kept separate by vyd; 12 days extended maceration; every lot reevaluated after primary fermentation; malolactic fermentation completed in upright oak casks before assemblage to create our 'barrel blend'. Aged 12 mos in 69% FR & 31% AM oak barrels, 41% of the total barrels being new (73% FR, 27% AM); The 'barrel blend' was then reassessed, & only the top lots were combined for the final master blend, which was egg-white fined & filtered before bottling June 30–August 5, 2014. Released 3/1/16; 13.69% ABV, 0.02% R.S., 0.65 g/100mL T.A., & 3.55 pH;”

    N: Slightly closed; RIPE, poss jammy, with notes of vanilla?

    P: Med, poss LM, body; RNDISH entry with NICE, ALMOST swtish frt (approaching threshold R.S.?) met by an astringent pucker which somewhat resolves by the LONG finish with a TANGY/swtness to the very, VERY fine tannins. NEEDS into '21, then drinking through '25? My EXC-/EXC; 95 pts winereviewonline.com (Rich Cook, 2x), 93 winealign.com, 92 ea Wine & Spirits and RJonWine, 91 WE @ $55, 17/20 Jancis Robinson (Harding, barrel), and Platinum @ '16 Sommelier Challenge Int'l Wine Comp. [As of mid Oct '19, wine-searcher still shows 1 source @ $55].

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  • By Michael Godel
    2/19/2017 (link)

    (Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/4/2013 (link)

    (Jordan Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/19/2016 (link) 92 points

    (Jordan Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley) Saturated, nearly opaque, very dark red violet color; savory, tart black currant, cedar, cocoa nose; tight, tasty, savory, tart black currant, cedar palate with good balancing acidity and firm, fine tannins; needs 3-4 years; medium-plus finish (77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec; 13.8% alcohol; 69% French & 31% American oak barrels for 12 months; 41% new oak consisted of 73% French, 27% American) 92+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Jordan Vineyard & Winery
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Alexander Valley
  • UPC Codes 084444100014, 084444100045, 084444100076, 084444100083, 084444100090, 084444100106, 084444100113, 084444100120, 084444100137, 084444110129

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  • In Cellars 2,841 (60%)
  • Consumed 1,883 (40%)

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