Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon sees 19 months in mainly French oak of which 70% is new. It has an attractive nose of mulberry, blackberry leaf and a touch of warm gravel that is well defined and more understated than I expected. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a very elegant finish of raspberry and wild strawberry fruit. This is a very well crafted Cabernet that shows more harmony and complexity than the entry-level range. Drink now-2018. (Dec 2012)
Named America's top Cabernet Sauvignon for three years running in Wine & Spirit's poll of restaurant professionals. Jordan's latest release, the 2009 Cabernet has pretty, forward aromas of plum and black cherry, and a nice bit of acidity that helps lend it that famous food-friendliness. A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec, it was aged for twelve months in predominantly French oak (77%) with the remainder in American oak (23%). Jordan's philosophy and style is inspired by the Bordeaux tradition, in which balance, restraint, elegance, and ageability are the focus. Winery notes: "This vintage is a dream come true for winemaker Rob Davis, combining both an excellent growing season and our new direction with fruit sourcing. Visually stunning with a deep garnet-ruby hue, this wine possesses an unprecedented elegance of fruit expression, lively acidity, tannin structure and oak integration. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry and cassis are supported by subtle hints of baking spice and vanilla from oak aging. Enjoy now or cellar through 2025."