Back in 2003, I didn’t know much about wine other than the fact I liked to drink it and was just a couple of years past old enough to do so. Somehow, I was wise enough to get my hands on a bottle of 1999 Jordan Cabernet that was just released. It was so expensive to me at the time that I kept waiting and waiting to drink it. I had waited so long that I actually learned enough about wine to figure out the bottle was going to get better after a few years in the cellar. Fast forward to 2011 and we have the perfect year to drink it (as confirmed by Jordan Winery).
About the Wine- From the Winery
The Jordan 1999 Cabernet is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County. It was aged for 4 years and has 12.8% alcohol. For more info see www.JordanWinery.com
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
The Jordan pours a deep, dark purplish black. The wine has an intoxicating nose of sweet, ripe berries. I wanted to dive into the wine to soak it all in. The wine tastes of dark cherries, cassis, vanilla, and a hint of cedar. The tannins are round and the wine has a rich, smooth finish. The Jordan 1999 Cabernet is elegant, refined, and makes you feel the same as you drink it. A great bottle well worth the wait!
My Wine Rating- A-