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What We’re Drinking – 2012 Jordan Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

When first poured, the familiar Bordeaux-like aroma envelopes your senses. And sure enough, this wine
is a blend of four of the main Bordeaux grapes – dominated, in this case, by cabernet sauvignon (77%).
Both aroma and flavor exhibit refined red fruit against a backdrop of fine tannin. Well-balanced tannin,
fruit and acidity throughout, with red fruit and acidity popping out again in the medium-long finish.
Simple meat courses such as filet mignon or pork loin are good pairings that will enhance the flavors of
the wine. Highly recommended. 92 points. BSE
WHO: Jordan Vineyard & Winery
WHERE: Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California
WHAT: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
HOW MUCH: $56 (media sample)