| Jordan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 750ml|
The continued addition of fruit from estate hillside vineyards and the blending of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot with the Cabernet Sauvignon are responsible for the well integrated flavors, deep color and full mouth feel of the 2002 vintage. The bouquet is highlighted with aromas of cassis, black cherry and dark chocolate, with undertones of sweet tobacco and cedar. The 2002 Cabernet is very rich in texture with opulent flavors of ripe blackberry, cherry and cassis. This Cabernet has a lingering finish of subtle earth, cigar tobacco, cedar, and a well integrated and restrained framework of oak.
When successful geologist and wine connoisseur Tom Jordan first came to Northern California in the early 1970s, he was quick to appreciate the potential apparent in the Alexander Valley for a premium vineyard and winery.
From the first, winemaking at Jordan has integrated new-world technology and old-world artistry to complement the unique natural qualities of the grapes. Created under the tutelage of the legendary André Tchelistcheff, the first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon established a suppleness and delicacy that was uncommon in California. Working alongside André in those early years was the present winemaker, Rob Davis. Many of the vineyard workers who originally planted the estate vines still care for them today. This continuity assures the consistency of style and elegance so typical of all Jordan wines.
Tom Jordan has always believed that wine making should be a logical conclusion to the all-important work done in the vineyards: Art and nature should become one. His instincts proved to be right. Jordan wines from the Alexander Valley quickly gained an international reputation for excellence, and continue to maintain that pre-eminent position.