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1999 Jordan Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

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November 5, 2023 - $61

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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 County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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.