Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2454 ratings
9.020 pro ratings
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Ed Matthews

The color on this wilne is not nearly as deep as it is on many high-end cabs. The nose has an oaky, black currant profile. On the palate, however, the oak is very restrained and the wine is supple and plush without being overbearing. The acidity is very good and the tannins are extremely fine, making it easy to sip. The fruit character is all dark berries and cassis with hints of chocolate in the finish. A fine Cab.

The color on this wilne is not nearly as deep as it is on many high-end cabs. The nose has an oaky, black currant profile. On the palate, however, the oak is very restrained and the wine is supple and plush without being overbearing. The acidity is very good and the tannins are extremely fine, making it easy to sip. The fruit character is all dark berries and cassis with hints of chocolate in the finish. A fine Cab.

6 people found it helpfulSep 11th, 2014
Jerry Hindes CS, CSW

Such a classic! Well balanced classic body and structure for Alexander Valley. Open for 6+ hours the tannins have really softened and the fruit, earth and wood have opened up to integrate nicely on the palate. Can't go wrong with this producer unless there's a dismal vintage due to weather.

Such a classic! Well balanced classic body and structure for Alexander Valley. Open for 6+ hours the tannins have really softened and the fruit, earth and wood have opened up to integrate nicely on the palate. Can't go wrong with this producer unless there's a dismal vintage due to weather.

2 people found it helpfulDec 17th, 2014
Joe Paradise

Glad to say this did live up to all the hype. Ripe lush fruit and silky tannins which manage softness while maintaining structural presence. Like 007 in a tux its powerful and seductive, but retains a sense of elegance and subtlety. Gorgeous

Glad to say this did live up to all the hype. Ripe lush fruit and silky tannins which manage softness while maintaining structural presence. Like 007 in a tux its powerful and seductive, but retains a sense of elegance and subtlety. Gorgeous

Dec 25th, 2015
Rebecca Fletcher

2010 vintage. Red fruit, safe, and a bit of spice. Dry M+ tannin. May need some time.

2010 vintage. Red fruit, safe, and a bit of spice. Dry M+ tannin. May need some time.

Aug 9th, 2015
R. Addison Wehrfritz

2010 vintage side-by-side with Silverado Vineyards Cab. Medium+ acid, velvety smooth tannins, refined and prolonged finish.

2010 vintage side-by-side with Silverado Vineyards Cab. Medium+ acid, velvety smooth tannins, refined and prolonged finish.

Apr 3rd, 2015
Mark Proden

Winemaker/owner The Winery at Manzanita, The Portland Wine Bar, Island Mana Wines

9.1

A great cab for the price. Smooth and lingers on the back palate. I may even like it better than my 2006 cab.

A great cab for the price. Smooth and lingers on the back palate. I may even like it better than my 2006 cab.

Mar 10th, 2015
Aaron Means

I like the green, bell peppery edge to this vintage. It lent a little more character than usual to the Jordan Cab.

I like the green, bell peppery edge to this vintage. It lent a little more character than usual to the Jordan Cab.

Oct 20th, 2014
Amy Payne

#Jordan #CabernetSauvignon #AlexanderValley 2010. Bell Pepper, Black Pepper, Blackberry, Cassis, Leather, Bitter Dark Chocolate. Full-bodied, lush, yummy.

#Jordan #CabernetSauvignon #AlexanderValley 2010. Bell Pepper, Black Pepper, Blackberry, Cassis, Leather, Bitter Dark Chocolate. Full-bodied, lush, yummy.

Apr 16th, 2014
George Hesse

I had this earlier in my “wine tasting career” and rated it a 9.6. After hours of dedicated study and several years have passed I think it is appropriate to lower this to a 9.1. Still a high end California Cab but not in the same league of a Harlan etc.

I had this earlier in my “wine tasting career” and rated it a 9.6. After hours of dedicated study and several years have passed I think it is appropriate to lower this to a 9.1. Still a high end California Cab but not in the same league of a Harlan etc.

Aug 31st, 2018
Adam Hoogeveen

I would say it’s getting better with age. I love the change of pace these Jordan cabs bring as they capture old world style wine making as good as any I’ve tried.

I would say it’s getting better with age. I love the change of pace these Jordan cabs bring as they capture old world style wine making as good as any I’ve tried.

Apr 14th, 2018