Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
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Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

To make a wine of greatness, the vintner must accept losses in both grapes and wine due to strict quality standards similar to the very best crus in Bordeaux. Two significant frosts in spring of 2008 affected grapevine growth, lowering grape cluster yields as much as 20% per vine. A wine that captures the heart of Jordan's style—balance, elegance and full expression of fruit—Jordan 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon has a smooth, silky structure that showcases the delicacy of the vintage. Elegant aromas of cherries and plums open to a soft, silky mouthfeel boasting a spectrum of red and black fruit flavors with a hint of spicy oak. Enjoy now or cellar through 2020.
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About Jordan Vineyard & Winery:

In 1972, Tom and Sally Jordan, a young couple from Colorado who shared an unbridled enthusiasm for French food and wine, followed their hearts to California’s wine country. Since their inaugural 1976 vintage, the Jordans have been heralded for their elegant wines, culinary excellence and gracious hospitality. Jordan Vineyard & Winery lies tucked into the hills of Alexander Valley in Sonoma County, where the iconic Jordan chateau, inspired by the great estates of France, overlooks 1,200 acres of rolling hills and vineyards with three quarters of the land dedicated to natural habitat. Today, second-generation vintner John Jordan continues to build upon the legacy of his parents, preserving the timeless winemaking qualities of balance, finesse and food affinity.


Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
James Suckling rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $89.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 The Wine News rating: 95 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1992 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1992 vintage of this wine was ranked #2 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1996

The 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon shows the intrinsic black stone fruit nuances and the soft tannin structure that define our Oakville, Napa Valley-floor Cabernet.

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About Groth Vineyards & Winery:

Groth Vineyards & Winery is a family owned winery producing Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon since 1982. They sustainably farm 121 acres of vineyards creating a better wine for today, and for future generations.

Michael Weis, winemaker at Groth Vineyards & Winery since 1994, brings more than three decades of experience with Oakville grapes and wines to the job of nurturing the best possible expression of the vineyards.

Groth Vineyards & Winery Founded 1981 • In 1981, the Dennis and Judith purchased a 121 acre parcel in the heart of the Oakville appellation with the vision of making world class Cabernet Sauvignon.

• In 1982, they added a second vineyard of 44 acres located south of Yountville focused on Merlot and Chardonnay.

• Groth Vineyards & Winery’s first crush was in 1982.

• In 1985 the winery deserved, and needed full-time attention from Dennis and Judith. They moved their family to the Oakville property.

• The 1985 Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon received the first 100 point score from Robert Parker.

• In 1990 the winery building was completed.

• Since 1982 Groth Vineyards & Winery has established its reputation as an outstanding producer of Napa Valley Wines.