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August/September 2014

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72 { THE SOMM JOURNAL } AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014 IN A GLASSED-WALL ROOM PERCHED HIGH ABOVE ALEXANDER Valley, the attention of 13 sommeliers from the San Francisco Bay Area (the author included) is divided between admiring the 365 degree views of rolling hillsides, vineyards and groves of wild oak trees and the compel - ling flight of red wines in front of us—six glasses from single vineyards in the northern Sonoma County sub-appellation best known for Bordeaux varieties. Each wine is a component in the legendary flagship wine of Jordan Vineyard & Winery; the seventh glass contains the yet-to-be- released 2012 master blend. Al fresco lunch was served after thirteen sommeliers from the San Francisco Bay Area gathered at Jordan Vineyard & Winery for a component tasting of Jordan's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. TO MAKE ONE OF ALEXANDER VALLEY'S BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNONS, JORDAN WINEMAKER ROB DAVIS SPENDS A LOT OF TIME IN THE DIRT by Courtney Humiston / photos by Christine Tomlinson earth down to

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