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Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

by Nannette Eaton on January 7, 2010

“Good wine is a necessity of life for me.”  —  Thomas Jefferson

Wine Harlots believe any wine over $40 bucks better be a revelation.  Or at least earn their keep by doing the dishes.  The Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon fulfilled all my expectations, but I still had to clean my stemware myself.

Seriously, this is a fantastic bottle of wine.  It’s everything you want a cabernet to be, the nose is red currant, tobacco and a hint of rose, the mid-palate is luscious tart cherry with blackberry tones, with a hint of vanilla.  There is a strong backbone of tannin, with a nice acid profile.  Elegant, classic, refined.  Give this 45 minutes or an hour to breathe.  This wine was even better on day two, so if you have the coin, stock up and cellar these babies.  The perfect pairing would be Rosemary Lamb Chops.

The details:  13.5% alcohol.  Cork closure.  The wine is a blend of 76% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot, 5% petit verdot from the Alexander Valley, Sonoma.  Suggested retail $50 USD, available through the Jordan website.  This wine was an industry trade sample generously facilitated and provided by Balzac Communications.

The music match is Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No 27,  or if you want a little lounge-vibe, go with Stéphane Pompougnac’s Hôtel Costes Quatre.