Cape Winemakers Guild

Jordan Sophia 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon 44%, Merlot 44%, Cabernet Franc 12% A blend of the best ‘Cobblers Hill’ barrels and a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has been named ‘Sophia’ after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Representing the characteristics of the three Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes were harvested from the best hillside vineyards at Jordan, with views overlooking Table Mountain and False Bay. Fermented at 28 degrees C with three pump-overs daily over the fermenting cap. After pressing, the wine was racked to barrel where it completed malolactic fermentation. The wine spent a total of 26 months in 225 litre French oak barrels to integrate the rich tannins and add complexity. Tasting note: Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with rich blackberry fruit and hints of vanilla and spice from the integrated French oak. Densely layered ripe tannins add to the opulent finish. Well-structured, this wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come. Drink 2013 – 2023 and beyond.

Winemaker: Gary Jordan

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 2 400.00
  • Lowest: R 1 700.00
  • Average: R 2 068.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 147
  • Cases Auctioned 80


  • Alc: 13.85 vol%
  • RS: 2.60 g/l
  • TA: 5.70 g/l
  • pH: 3.49

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