*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Jordan Winery.
Jordan knows how to make a good thing, so they stick to it. They make Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and that’s pretty much it. (Sorry, I appear to have misplaced my photos of this bottle. For some reason I lost a week’s worth of photos somewhere in the ether.) Tonight we tried out the 2008 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon which clocks in at 13.5% alcohol by volume, has a real cork closure, and retails for $52. Jordan also makes estate olive oil, which is very yummy. Technical term.
Four takeaways from this wine:
1.) Serving something juicy, red, and cow-based for Christmas? Serve this.
2.) You can get lost in the nose of this wine.
3.) If you can unbury your nose from your glass, the palate of the wine has a ton to offer as well.
4.) Jordan’s Cabernet is great right out of the bottle but they age wonderfully as well, as evidenced by a tasting I did at Jordan last spring.
On the nose I got black currants, berries, cigar, herbs, spice, cardamom, chocolate, roasted coffee beans, and bay leaf. The wine has one hell of a nose. In the mouth I found black cherry, black currants, spice, chocolate, herbs, and berries. Overall I found the wine to be juicy with lots of a depth and a long finish.