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Jones Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

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Jones Family Vineyards was established in 1995 as a family run partnership with the singular focus to produce the finest cabernet from our proprietary vineyards. Our hillside vineyards are located between St. Helena and Calistoga in the Northern Napa Valley. At an elevation of 600-800 feet above sea level facing almost due south, the rocky soil provides excellent drainage forcing the vine roots to extend deep into the soil for both moisture and nutrients. The stressing of vines and intense sun exposure provides our vines with earlier ripeness than those found on the valley floor. In 1998 we expanded from our original seven acre vineyard to include a three acre hillside vineyard of cabernet vines and small plantings of cabernet franc and petit verdot. The fruit from these three acres and our existing seven are used for our newest project, The Sisters. The Sisters is a unique blend of Cabernet and Cabernet Franc, the percentages of which change from vintage to vintage. The combination of our unique hillside location, elevation and sun exposure creates wonderful fruit that our vineyard management team and winemaker craft into our special wines. Winemaker Notes: "Deep garnet color leads you to fully ripe, very concentrated and deep aroma of black cherry, berry, spiciness and perfume. A big wine stuffed full of everything nice - a great richness, gobs of mountainside fruit, beautiful structure, integrated oak and tannin and amazing length. This is a wine built for the long-haul. The layers of flavors here range from intense berry to mineral. A very interesting, elegant wine to enjoy as the layers unfold." Heidi P. Barrett Winemaker, Jones Family Vineyards Reviews: Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - Rating 90 Tasting Notes: The saturated dark plum/ruby/purple-tinged 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon offers hints of garrigue, licorice, smoke, plums, blueberries and black currants in its medium-bodied personality. More austere than the 2002, but nicely structured, rich and impressively pure with moderately high, but sweet tannin, it will benefit from 1 - 3 years of bottle age. Consume it over the following 8 - 10 years.

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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

Jones Family Vineyards was established in 1995 as a family run partnership with the singular focus to produce the finest cabernet from our proprietary vineyards. Our hillside vineyards are located between St. Helena and Calistoga in the Northern Napa Valley. At an elevation of 600-800 feet above sea level facing almost due south, the rocky soil provides excellent drainage forcing the vine roots to extend deep into the soil for both moisture and nutrients. The stressing of vines and intense sun exposure provides our vines with earlier ripeness than those found on the valley floor. In 1998 we expanded from our original seven acre vineyard to include a three acre hillside vineyard of cabernet vines and small plantings of cabernet franc and petit verdot. The fruit from these three acres and our existing seven are used for our newest project, The Sisters. The Sisters is a unique blend of Cabernet and Cabernet Franc, the percentages of which change from vintage to vintage. The combination of our unique hillside location, elevation and sun exposure creates wonderful fruit that our vineyard management team and winemaker craft into our special wines. Winemaker Notes: "Deep garnet color leads you to fully ripe, very concentrated and deep aroma of black cherry, berry, spiciness and perfume. A big wine stuffed full of everything nice - a great richness, gobs of mountainside fruit, beautiful structure, integrated oak and tannin and amazing length. This is a wine built for the long-haul. The layers of flavors here range from intense berry to mineral. A very interesting, elegant wine to enjoy as the layers unfold." Heidi P. Barrett Winemaker, Jones Family Vineyards Reviews: Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - Rating 90 Tasting Notes: The saturated dark plum/ruby/purple-tinged 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon offers hints of garrigue, licorice, smoke, plums, blueberries and black currants in its medium-bodied personality. More austere than the 2002, but nicely structured, rich and impressively pure with moderately high, but sweet tannin, it will benefit from 1 - 3 years of bottle age. Consume it over the following 8 - 10 years.

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