Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2100 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
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
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.9

The 2011 vintage in California was, in a word, challenging, but this Jordan Cab balances restraint and ripeness. Its black cherry fruit complements a lovely herbal freshness, and on the palate it feels clean and raw boned, with good angularity and focus. A blend of 79 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 17 percent Merlot, 3 percent Petit Verdot, and 1 percent Malbec, the wine spent 12 months in mostly French oak, one-third new. Its juiciness suggests pairing it now with lean meats, roasted poultry, medium aged cheeses, and savory vegetarian cuisine, and its structure suggests it will benefit from five or more years of aging. 13.8% abv | $53 (sample)

The 2011 vintage in California was, in a word, challenging, but this Jordan Cab balances restraint and ripeness. Its black cherry fruit complements a lovely herbal freshness, and on the palate it feels clean and raw boned, with good angularity and focus. A blend of 79 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 17 percent Merlot, 3 percent Petit Verdot, and 1 percent Malbec, the wine spent 12 months in mostly French oak, one-third new. Its juiciness suggests pairing it now with lean meats, roasted poultry, medium aged cheeses, and savory vegetarian cuisine, and its structure suggests it will benefit from five or more years of aging. 13.8% abv | $53 (sample)

1 person found it helpfulAug 24th, 2015
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.0

A lovely 2011 Cab. Beautiful to drink now but will surprise you if cellared another 5+ years.

A lovely 2011 Cab. Beautiful to drink now but will surprise you if cellared another 5+ years.

Oct 1st, 2015
Alberto Salazar

Great wine!

Great wine!

Apr 6th, 2017
Andy Stabile

Spicy. Lots going on here!

Spicy. Lots going on here!

Jan 8th, 2017
Steve Elsis

No one pooped their pants during this deliciousness

No one pooped their pants during this deliciousness

Aug 24th, 2016
Caleb Romo

Jordan, good bottle!

Jordan, good bottle!

May 12th, 2016
Bob Miniter

Smooth, easy drinking. Clean fresh nose, not overpowering.

Smooth, easy drinking. Clean fresh nose, not overpowering.

Apr 9th, 2016
Aric Christopher

Nectar of the gods with @kevinchristopher #zeusspit

Nectar of the gods with @kevinchristopher #zeusspit

Mar 21st, 2016
Neal Ferry

Quaffable

Quaffable

Mar 9th, 2016
Janette Wilhite

Such a great wine! A wonderful bite of a gentle ripe fruit! Enjoy!!

Such a great wine! A wonderful bite of a gentle ripe fruit! Enjoy!!

Mar 5th, 2016