W&S 92 WE 90 IWC 89 Pts - According to Wine & Spirits - The Jordan family never followed the herd toward hyperripe cabernet—this 2010 clocks in at a cool 13.5 percent alcohol. It feels like a juicy, old-school cabernet, its sleek red currant character edged with floral tones and a savory edge of red pepper skin. The acidity is bright and the tannins gravelly. It should age well, but is already enjoyable. Try it with pot roast.
According to Wine Enthusiast - In this vintage, the winery stays true to its reputation for making balanced, more restrained Cabernet, offering firm, structured tannins and bright cassis and blackberry around a deft sprinkling of dried herb. Built to age through 2025, it is equally enjoyable now, after a decant. Small percentages of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec factor in. Cellar Selection!
According to Stephen Tanzer - Deep ruby. Fresh cherry, blackcurrant and peppery spices on the nose, with a hint of cured tobacco emerging with aeration. Juicy and precise, with good depth to its bitter cherry and dark berry flavors. Smoke and vanilla notes appear on the finish, which is framed by easygoing, silky tannins. This elegant and approachable cabernet checks in at a relatively low 13.5% alcohol.
According to Wine Spectator - Features firm, ripe, tart blackberry and black cherry notes, with touches of black licorice, wet rock and smoke-laced oak, all in an elegant, medium-weight package. Drink now.
According to Wine Advocate - The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon has an exuberant, showy bouquet with touches of black olive and seaweed infusing the bright red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a soft, plush entry. There is plenty of dusty black fruit but it lacks some complexity on the somewhat predictable finish. Drink now-2015.
Winemakers Notes - The 2010 growing season was the definition of “cool climate” in an appellation known for its warmth, creating near-perfect conditions for thick-skinned grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. A quintessential Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 is defined by approachability and elegance. The palate is inviting and silky, with a vivid core of cassis fruit that defines every sip, balanced by a backbone of acidity and a smooth tannin structure. This is truly a banner year that showcases our desire to get better each vintage. Enjoy now or cellar through 2026. 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec. 13.5% ABV.