Corks & Caftans 2008 Jordan Review is a testament to the quality of standards that exist year after year on fruit coming from Youngberg Hill’s Jordan Block estate vineyard.
“Musty nose, hints of sweet watermelon, spruce and moss. Deep plum in color—divergently dark for an Oregon Pinot Noir, but not dense, retaining glimmers of transparency. Steady black fruit drives and traverses the nose and palate, underscored by dense earth and herbals.
Not a wine quick to award dividends. It flaunts a Bordeaux-like appetite for air and patience—a bit of a dangler at first, but 2 hours provides focus. Swells of black cherry, fennel, cola and cream soda become unmissable where vague threads of distinction appeared at first.”
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