Jordan Alexander Cabernet
Jordan Alexander Cabernet

Jordan Alexander Cabernet 2018 Rated 95DM

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Decanter Magazine Review
Rated 95

Due for release in 2022, this is winemaker Rob Davis's curtain call after 43 years at Jordan. And what a vintage to go out on - one of the finest in northern California in the past 30 years. Leading with 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in one-third new French oak, it shows cinnamon-dusted cherry and blackberry, redcurrants, tobacco leaf find elegant cedar flourishes. The palate teems with energy and drive, where tight-knit, fine-grained tannins support a deeply juicy core of concentrated black fruit underscored by crushed-stone minerality, through the long, savory, spiced finish. Bravo! Drinking Window: 2021-2046.

Wine Tasting Notes
Jordan Alexander Cabernet offers rich aromas of black cherry, Mission fig and dark chocolate mingle with clove and nutmeg. The palate is filled with flavors of blackberry and boysenberry that are enveloped in silky tannins, showing complexity beyond its years. Enticing flavors of vanilla bean and hazelnut carry through a velvety richness that lingers on the finish. Enjoy now after decanting for 45 minutes or cellar through 2035.

Pairing Suggestions
The dark fruit flavors, silky palate and structure make it a lovely wine for food pairing. This wine's elegance, acidity and spice notes complement grilled or roasted dishes, such as herb-crusted lamb, roasted chicken or grilled pork loin. The wine's earthiness even complements vegetarian dishes, such as mushroom risotto, ratatouille or roasted root vegetables.

Varietals: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec

Alcohol: 13.8%