Jordan, Alexander Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon 1983 (1.5L)
Into neck; in Original Cartons; slightly wrinkled labels
Jordan Vineyard and Winery is based in Healdsburg in the Alexander Valley of Sonoma County. It was founded in 1972 and makes just two wines: a Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley and a Chardonnay from Russian River. From start to finish, this expression of Jordan Estate Alexander Valley fruit clearly displays characteristics of a slowly and carefully aged wine.
From the winery
Thirty years later, the 1983 Jordan visually displays evidence of age with an opaque red hue, fading into a caramel rim. The nose delivers a pleasant concentration of prune and raisins with faint notes of burnt caramel and dark chocolate in the background. While the wine doesn’t attack the front palate as it may have in its youth, the acidity certainly still delivers a bright liveliness to the overall mouthfeel and has a commanding presence throughout the experience. The mid-palate elegantly carries the weight of the subtle and silky tannin structure, all of which continues through with a faint nuttiness on the finish.