2011 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, Sonoma County ($53) An awfully nice wine from a vintage that was a little shaky in northern California. A very elegant wine of the very sort we've come to expect from Jordan, clocking in at just under 14% alcohol, it has pretty black cherry, red currant and coconut aromas with subtle vanilla, licorice and raspberry notes. Not overoaked and shows terrific fruit development and great blending skill. 92 Points
My friends call me Tim Skyscraper, mostly because they can't pronounce my real last name. When I was 21, I scored a job in a wine and spirits shop, started writing and never stopped.
More recently, I have contributed articles about wine to the San Francisco Chronicle, Decanter, The Wine News, Tasting Panel, The Wave, Cooking Pleasures, Wines & Vines, Vineyard and Winery Management and other wine and spirits publications.
I spend a lot of time thinking about food and music. I do not consider myself to be a wine snob, but I plead guilty to being an unbearable snob when it comes to music.