Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Jordan 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Wine Review by Billy

Nose: Delightful layers of cherry, currants and spicy cracked black pepper
Palate: Delicious and savory.  Excellent tannin forward profile and great acid balance.  These combine for an absolutely exquisite mouth feel.  It is plush and full, absorbing, enchanting.
Finish: More lingering fruity cherry with savory herbs.
Overall: I was entertaining at an upscale steak house and saw this 2008 California Cabernet on the menu.  The only thing older was an '07 Silver Oak for $95 bucks more (!) than the $100 I paid for this bottle.  By way of comparison, this bottle will typically run anywhere from $37 - $50 in a regular wine shop and not at a restaurant with their insane markups.  The 2008 Jordan Cabernet was still tight and young.  We had it decanted which helped it open up some.  It was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone at the table.  Still, this is a young wine.  It is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.  You can see a video of the wine maker, Rob Davis, describe it here.

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