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merlot grapes on grapevine at harvest

A压脚提升释放像2015 - 一个特殊的复古第一个岁的乔丹赤霞珠188金宝傅官网in French oak—Jordan fans could think that the following vintage would live in the shadow of such a historic wine. But that is absolutely not the case. We’re actually even more excited for this month’s release of the 2016 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon—a vintage that combines the silky texture born from aging the wine exclusively inFrench oakwith deeply concentrated fruit flavors from pristine grapes born from an exceptional growing season. It’s also the40th anniversary vintage of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon,所以绝对是一个特殊的复古购买超出其质量的原因。这里有四个因素,有助于使2016年亚历山大谷赤霞珠在索诺玛,纳帕和其他北加州葡萄种植地区的一个恒星的年份。2016年复古的红葡萄酒是令人愉快的,现在喝,但会窖几十年。2016那么好,这让我们所有的时间最佳年188金宝傅官网名人堂的乔丹音乐厅。

Alexander Valley vineyards vista
The view from a prized hilltop vineyard for Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Enjoyed Nice Weather


Flowering began in early May, which is typical timing, and despite some rainy days and a little wind, the flowers pollinated successfully in our earlier-ripening vineyards. A curve ball came our way from mid-May through Memorial Day weekend, in the form of a few rain showers punctuated by two heat spikes. This disrupted the bloom of some later-ripening vineyards, which reduced the quantity—but not the quality—of the grape clusters. The good news is that many of the Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon grower vineyards had already bloomed 75-100 percent before the inclement weather arrived.


2014年188金宝傅官网的葡萄赤霞珠乔丹梅洛葡萄The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Grapevines Grew in Balance Throughout the Growing Season

Over my 15 years as a winemaker, I’ve always followed the principle that you need balanced vines to make balanced wines, and 2016 is one of those ideal vintages where the grapevines grew in harmony from spring and summer to fall. The pursuit of vine balance begins at the end of winter when grapevines awaken from dormancy and burst their tiny buds. If the buds break uniformly—i.e. in balance—they will, in theory, go through flowering evenly (as long as there isn’t rain and wind during bloom), resulting in balanced, tiny berries. During summer months, fruit set andveraison,红葡萄的颜色变化,也将均匀平衡,只要不怪天气事件,如热尖峰或暴雨,发生发生。得益于葡萄的生命周期中在这些重要的时间风调雨顺年,2016年约旦赤霞珠葡萄是如此均匀成熟,他们拥有更新鲜,比2015年的黑色水果字符。188金宝傅官网

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Endured No Intense Heat

Intense heat (temperatures in the mid-90s to 100) can cause the vines to shut down and not ripen their fruit. Fortunately, the 2016 vintage had ideal summer weather with no heat spikes whatsoever. Cool temperatures and misty fog lingered well into late morning most days throughout August, and highs stayed in the upper 70s and low 80s—about 10 degrees below average. There was just enough sunshine, but without intense heat, which allowed the grapes to ripen slowly, developing complex flavors.

picking grapes during harvest Alexander Valley
The Munselle Vineyards picking crew harvests hillside cabernet sauvignon grapes for Jordan on October 11, 2018.



jordan winery 2016 cabernet sauvignon bottle with wine glass


Maggie Kruse

Maggie began working for Jordan in August of 2006 and is now the head winemaker. When she’s not at the winery, she enjoys cooking and traveling with her family.

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