92pts Wine & Spirits
The Jordan family never followed the herd toward hyperripe cabernet-this 2010 clocks in a cool 13.5 percent alcohol. It feels like a juicy, old-schooler cabernet, its sleek red currant character edged with floral tonesand 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.
91pts Wilfred Wong
A masterful effort that shows superb elegance and length; excellent juxtaposition of red currants and dried leaves; very representative of the Alexander Valley; found some boysenberries in the flavors; exuberant aftertaste.
Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and cassis mingle with hints of violetand dark chocolate to seduce and intrigue. The palate is inviting andsilky, with a vivid core of cassis that defines every sip, balanced by abackbone of acidity and a smooth tannin structure. This wine's neverending, layered finish makes it enjoyable now or cellarworthy through 2026. Decant prior to serving to further accentuate the aromas and flavors.