According to Steven Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: Deep red. Red- and blackcurrant, cherry and menthol on the nose, with subtle vanilla, cola and tobacco notes adding complexity. Tightly wound red berry and bitter cherry flavors are framed by dusty tannins, picking up anise and herb notes on the back end. Understated and brisk, with good finishing clarity and mineral cut.
Winemaker Notes - The 2005 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon spent 22 days in stainless steel tanks for primary fermentation and extended maceration, followed by two weeks in large upright oak tanks for malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged for six months in large upright oak tanks and then aged in 64% French and 36% American oak barrels for 12 months. Prior to release, the wine was bottled and held for another 20 months. The blend is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot; 13.5% alcohol. With concentrated aromas of cassis, cherry, cedar, red rose petal and tobacco, this wine’s complexity continues through the flavors, which include red currant, cherry, blackberry and blueberry with a hint of vanilla from oak aging. Round tannins balance and support this medium-bodied wine’s ripe fruit. This wine shows beautifully in its youth and will continue to age gracefully for a decade or more.