JORDAN 2008 CABERNET SAUVIGNON “LIBRARY RELEASE” ALEXANDER VALLEY 1.5L MAGNUM
1500 ml “Magnum”
A wine that captures the heart of Jordan’s style—balance, elegance and full expression of fruit—Jordan 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a smooth, silky structure that showcases the delicacy of the vintage.
“Notably elegant and refined, this is polished at points, firm on the finish. The core black cherry and blackberry flavors are fresh and lively. Drink now through 2020.” Wine Spectator
Harvest Dates: September 12–October 4, 2008
Vineyards: Roughly 60 vineyard blocks from Jordan Estate and a dozen family growers.
Fermentation: Lots kept separate by vineyard; 20 days extended maceration; every lot reevaluated after primary fermentation; malolactic fermentation completed in upright oak casks before assemblage to create our “barrel blend.”
Cooperages: Six French and three American barrel coopers selected based on blind tastings and 2008 vintage flavor profile; primarily medium toast.
Aging: 76% French and 24% American oak barrels for 12 months; 31% new oak consisted of 60% French, 40% American.
Selection: Post malolactic fermentation, individual lots were blind tasted, ranked and underperformers sold to the bulk market. After one year in barrels, an additional 10% of the Cabernet Sauvignon lots were declassified and sold to further elevate quality of the final master blend.