data-canvas-width="472.3754989164941">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)

About The Author

Becky Sue Epstein
International Editor

Becky Sue Epstein is Palate Press’s International Editor. An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, her work has appeared in many national and international publications including Intermezzo Magazine, Fine Wine & Liquor, Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, www.wine-pages.com and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television. Epstein is also the author of several books on wine, spirits, and food, including Champagne: A Global History; Brandy: A Global History, and Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala.

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