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Jones Family Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

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The 1997 vintage was an outstanding one producing fully ripe, deeply colored and concentrated wines. This cabernet shows off full dark ruby color and aromas of ripe berry, black current and cassis coming from fully ripe fruit. Hints of black olive add to the sweet french oak accents. In the mouth, the fruit is almost explosive in its intensity and purity. This is a big, elegantly styled wine with richness and balance at the same time. Can be enjoyed upon release or held for further aging.

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Jones Family Vineyards:
Jones Family Vineyards was established in 1996 as a family run winery with the singular focus to produce the finest cabernet based wines from our special vineyards. Our location on a south facing hillside between St. Helena and Calistoga in the Northern Napa Valley provides the ideal combination of soil and climate for the development of Cabernet Sauvignon. Vineyard manager David Abreu, and win... Read more
Jones Family Vineyards was established in 1996 as a family run winery with the singular focus to produce the finest cabernet based wines from our special vineyards. Our location on a south facing hillside between St. Helena and Calistoga in the Northern Napa Valley provides the ideal combination of soil and climate for the development of Cabernet Sauvignon. Vineyard manager David Abreu, and winemakers Heidi Barrett and Thomas Rivers Brown have worked to maximize the potential of our unique location to produce two outstanding wines, our Jones Family Vineyards Cabernet, and a cabernet blend wine, The Sisters. Read less

External Reviews for Jones Family Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2001 01/16/2009

...one of the finest offerings I have tasted from Jones Family. An inky/purple color is accompanied by sumptuous aromas of sweet blueberry, blackberry, and cassis fruit, licorice, and toasty background oak. This full-bodied, unctuously-textured 2001 ... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Jones Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 1999 01/16/2009

Firm, rich and smooth, framed by silky ripe tannins. This plush, muscular wine offers mounds of black currant, blackberry, plum, chocolate, coffee, anise, spice and herb flavors. Long and sleek on the finish. Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1999 Jones Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1500ml


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

94 Points "This wine is the product of a small micro-vinification from a 5-acre vineyard on the upper eastern hillsides of Napa Valley. David Abreu, the well-known vineyard manager, oversees the vineyard, and acclaimed wine consultant, Heidi Barrett, makes the wine. The sensational 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon (800 cases produced) is the finest effort yet from the Jones Family. The color is a saturated blue/purple. The nose offers up classic mineral, blueberry, creme de cassis, and subtle toasty oak notes. Full-bodied, with stunning purity, a multi-layered, full-bodied palate impression, and an explosive finish, this wine requires 2-3 years of cellaring; it will age nicely for 20-25 years." Wine Advocate, #126 Jan 2000, Robert Parker


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/30/2010

...The sensational 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon (800 cases produced) is the finest effort yet from the Jones Family. The color is a saturated blue/purple. The nose offers up classic mineral, blueberry, creme de cassis, and subtle toasty oak notes. Full-bo... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1997 Jones Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 1996 01/29/2009

"Deep, dark ruby in color. Has a ripe cassis and blackcurrant type fruit in the nose with layered aromas of sweet oak and toast. Pretty classic for Cabernet. Bright powerful fruit in the mouth, lots of blackberry with a wonderful chewy texture.


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
Vintage: 1996 03/15/2012

93 Points "Packs in lots of delicious flavors, from the ripe, plump plum, blackberry, black cherry and spice notes to the pretty toasty, buttery oak shadings. Very complete, dark, complex and concentrated, though the tannins are fine and integrated." Wine Spectator, Nov 15, 1999, James Laube



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The 1997 vintage was an outstanding one producing fully ripe, deeply colored and concentrated wines. This cabernet shows off full dark ruby color and aromas of ripe berry, black current and cassis coming from fully ripe fruit. Hints of black olive add to the sweet french oak accents. In the mouth, the fruit is almost explosive in its intensity and purity. This is a big, elegantly styled wine with richness and balance at the same time. Can be enjoyed upon release or held for further aging.

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