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1978 Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; depressed cork; very top shoulder fill; label condition issue

ITEM 7979688 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
tifim $115 $115
youngace $105 $0
$105
Item Sold Amount Date
I8009232 1 $120 Nov 28, 2021
I7979688 1 $115 Oct 24, 2021
I7862751 1 $120 Jun 20, 2021
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RATINGS

**/**Michael Broadbent

The sort that wins gold medals. Latour-like dimensions. Huge. Fleshy.

PRODUCER

Jordan

Jordan Vineyard & Winery was founded in 1976 by Tom Jordan and his wife Sally. Tom had been in the oil and gas business in Denver and the couple bought land in Alexander Valley and built a French-style chateau. The estate owns 391 acres in Alexander Valley and the Russian River Valley. The estate makes a total of about 100,000 cases annually of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that Jordan’s “Cabernets emphasize elegant, soft tannins as well as easygoing fruit.”

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Alexander Valley

Alexander Valley is an American Viticultural Area just north of Healdsburg, in Sonoma County. It was granted AVA status in 1984, with amendments made in subsequent years. The Russian River flows through the valley, and the region was named for Cyrus Alexander, a 19th century landowner and grape grower. The AVA includes 15,000 vineyard acres, much of it rich, alluvial soil layered on a bed of gravel, somewhat similar to many vineyards in Bordeaux. Alexander Valley is sheltered from marine weather by the low hills northeast of Healdsburg, though it is often shrouded in the morning fog coming off the Russian River. Some of the earliest commercial winemaking in the area started in the 1880s, when immigrants formed the Italian Swiss Colony cooperative at Asti. The region made jug wines until the 1960s and 1970s, when a new wave of quality-minded producers started estates. Today Alexander Valley is home to some of California’s most admired wineries, including Simi, Stonestreet and the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Silver Oak Cellars, though based in Napa Valley, has a second winery in Alexander Valley where it makes Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Many grapes do well in the Alexander Valley, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.