Red Wine Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. This powerful Cabernet opens with enticing notes of cassis, crushed blackberries and dark plums while on the palate there are hints of cracked black peppercorns, green bell pepper, and sweet spices. The first sip reveals a generous full body, smooth tannins, and a well-developed structure which will help the wine to age gracefully over the next five or so years.
Red Wine Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Red Wine Jordan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. Decant 1 hour before serving. Jordan Winery has been owned by the same family since 1972, taking good care of the 1200 acres that surround the iconic chateau built by Tom and Sally Jordan in 1974. Most of the land is left as wild habitat for the local wildlife with the vineyards certified as sustainable and the winery run almost entirely on solar energy. The family specialise in producing elegant French-style wines from classic varieties like Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. This opulent Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from sixty prime blocks on the Jordan Winery estate and vineyards owned by their 13 partner growers in the Alexander Valley. Fruit from each block is vinified separately with a long 19 day maceration and fermentation in oak casks before the barrel blend is created. The young wine is then aged in French oak for 13 months with a mixture of half new barrels and half used barrels. Black cherries, pomegranate and cassis characterise the nose along with sweet licorice, winter spice and vanilla. On the palate there is a rich full body, firm tannins and well-developed structure as well as a bright streak of acidity that will help the wine age beautifully over the next decade or so. It can also be enjoyed now alongside hearty dishes like barbecued ribs, beef stews, or a prime steak served with fries.
Red Wine Justin Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. This Paso Robles winery is named after founder Justin Baldwin who was one of the first to start making premium wines here in the early 1980s. Justin recognised the exceptional potential of the local terroir with its fine limestone soils which produces very elegant and structured wines capable of ageing for decades. Justin’s project became globally-recognised in 1997 when Wine Spectator magazine selected his flagship Isosceles Cabernet Sauvignon as the sixth-best wine in the world. This fine Cabernet is the little brother to the Isosceles and showcases both Justin’s winemaking skill and the quality of the Paso Robles terroir. All the grapes are hand-picked and sorted before vinification, with the young wine spending over a year ageing in oak barrels before it is deemed ready for bottling. The result is a robust, well-structured Cabernet that’s bursting with crushed wild berries, dark cherries, sweet tobacco and toasty oak from the barrels. On the palate there’s a full body, firm yet smooth tannins, and ample luscious dark fruit which linger on the tongue. The powerful yet balanced flavour profile make this a great partner for a classic steak sandwich with fries, barbecued ribs, or even an al fresco picnic of charcuterie, cheeses, and a fresh baguette.