November 26, 2020 - Very good
April 30, 2020 - Drank this on Friday April 24th. Cedar, tobacco, pepper. Still has some dark cherry notes as well. Absolutely fantastic. The Jordan wines truly are ones to age and just get better with time. This wine still has some time left but drinking fantastic right now. Great finish!
December 25, 2019 - Really nice wine,
July 20, 2019 - A little disappointed, perhaps by my over-expectations. It is nice and highly structured, but not as big as prior -- passing its peak now. Neither the complexity or the finish was what I remembered of this vintage a couple years ago. It has lost tannins, acid, and fruit. Still a fine wine, was once a 92, is now maybe an 89 -- of course, that is probably tainted by my expectations for something greater. The nose of dried fruits and a hint of minerals (gravel) is still wonderful. Drink now and enjoy!
February 8, 2019 - Notes of vanilla and coves and rasberries right away. Medium bodied, garnet coloring. Pretty dry.
December 18, 2018 - Still good
November 14, 2018 - It was delicious. Full. Not too sweet.
August 6, 2018 - Decanted for 30 minutes. Nice blend of fruit, wood and soft tannins. Drink now as it is nearing the end of its drinking window.
July 16, 2018 - Wine Dojo - Week 18 - Off 'Bord'way (Elissa's Place): Tasted Blind
A: Medium ruby with garnet highlights. High viscosity.
N: Cherry, raspberry, bell pepper, everyone got GRAPHITE except me....wasnt so obvious, chocolate, coffee, baking spice, clove, earth. Developing.
P: Dry, medium (+) acidity, medium (+) tannin, medium (+) intensity, body, finish, alcohol (13.5%).
The earth led me to Old World. The restrained alcohol made me think moderate climate and the 'graphite' everyone was talking about led me to Cab Franc.
Not enough graphite here to be a CF heavy wine. Should have trusted my own notes there but not obviously Cab Sav either. The earthiness was very apparent. I don't think that this was the most typical example of a California Cab. Alexander Valley is just North of Healdsburg in Sonoma County and can clearly make some restrained stuff. Perhaps age has calmed the typical bracing tannins and wild fruit. Perhaps, i just like older Cali Cab vintages. There's a shocker!
February 22, 2018 - Deep ruby. Aromas of black cherries with earth tones, menthol, and pencil shavings. Dense red and black fruit on the palate with finely textured tannins, nice balancing acidity, and juicy persistence. Reminiscent of a Bordeaux.