Jones Family the Sisters 2005
Great ripening weather in the Fall yielded beautifully developed ripe wines in 2005. The Sisters blend has aromas of spice, vanilla, cedar and plumy fruit. Very clean with smoky overtones, the flavors are of black cherry and red currants. Soft mouth feel and lively acidity make for an easy drinking enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon blend.--Heidi Peterson Barrettwinemaker, June 23, 20082005 The SistersWinemaker Notes - This lovely wine is the little sister to our estate Jones Family Cabernet. It is a blend of certain blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Dark garnet in color with aromas of a young Bordeaux. I smell ripe blueberry and cocoa powder and bits of spice and toasted oak. This wine is medium bodied with firm structure that should lend itself well to further aging. The tannins are light and dusty and flavors are of plum and cherry. Nicely balanced.- Heidi P. BarrettWinemaker, Jones Family Vineyards
6 hour decant. Deep ruby color. The nose is pure crème de cassis and kirsch royal. The palate reveals a nice pure sweet red & black fruit profile, and not the bad sweet type I detest. Great black cherry, black currant, cherry cola, pomegranate, with some soy, soil, and lead pencil shavings. This has a lushness not normally associated with wines at this price point. A medium to full bodied mouth feel that is long, elegant, and beautifully structured. The tannins are on the biggish side and a few years in the cellar will most certainly reward the owner. A creamy extended finish completes the package. I wanted to try this as I seen the Jones website still offering me more. I ordered 6 more. One of my favorite list purchases and one to surely keep on. A QPR in its class.
Solid 4 out 5. Great cab ... this is the 'second' label for Jones Family (their first label retails for $120). Leather, tobacco, smoke ... all the great aromas and flavours of the big Napa cab. YUM!
Super dark and intense plum black color. Very pretty edges reminds me of Black-cherry jellyThe nose has some ultra dark fruits of blackberry, dark black cherry, and currant, as well as a very nice sweet red fruits that really pop. Upon entering the mouth you sense a purity not often found. The fruits want to numb your senses, but in a good way (and this is by no means a fruit bomb). A big structured wine with class. Some lead pencil shavings, leather, and camphor are there. Slightly elevated tannin structure tells me this will go another 5-8 years with no problem. An acid level that sits quietly in the background, trying not to bring attention to itself. Nice. Avery long finish of about a minute, (and even at two you can still taste this wine) wow. I love this stuff. Pure. Elegance & brawn all in one package and that's a tough one to pull off.
Super dark crimson with vibrant purple tinged edges. The nose shows cassis as well as dark plums and black cherries. The palate has a super lush mouthfeel and balance that made me look again at the bottle to be sure it read 2003. It did. Refined elegance wrapped in a velvet layer of smooth rich tannins. Beautiful cassis filled with cedar, currant, plum and a touch of licorice this is one classy wine. Quite possibly THE best 2003 I have had to date other than Staglin. An ultra long finish that’s ends as its starts....superb. Drinking well now into 2010. Amazing....simply amazing. Anyone lucky enough to have some is in for a treat.95/100
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The 2002 The Sisters exhibits a dark ruby/plum color in addition to a sweet bouquet of underbrush, vanilla, plums, cherries, and spice. This tasty, medium-bodied, easy to drink red reveals silky tannin ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2002 Jones Family Vineyard The Sisters Proprietary Red 750ml
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