2002 Jones Family Vineyards Estate Cabernet

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2002 Jones Family Vineyards Estate Cabernet


This 2002 is performing even better than it was in 2005, when I awarded it 92 points. It reveals an inky/blue/purple color in addition to classic notes of black raspberries, blueberries, and blackberry jam. Juicy, succulent and full-bodied with a hint of steely minerality underpinning the wine’s massive fruit, this blend of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc comes from a vineyard that is farmed by superstar viticulturist David Abreu and was made by Heidi Peterson Barrett. In 2002, yields were a minuscule 1.8 tons of fruit per acre and the wine was aged 22 months in 40% new French oak. Just under 800 cases were produced of this blockbuster from a south-facing, warm, hillside vineyard between St. Helena and Calistoga. Close to full maturity, it should have a long, positive evolution ahead of it. One of the strongest efforts I have ever tasted from Jones Family Vineyards, the 2002 should last for another 10-15+ years. 
- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, June 2012


"A big wine from a high extraction vintage. The aromas are incredibly open and inviting. Super concentrated black cherry and berry fruit with cedar and sage notes. Volcanic soil shows through with big broad intense spiciness and warmth. Silky in the mouth with light dusty tannins throughout. Oak is used here as an accent lending some toasty, vanilla flavors as well. A rich and complex wine from a blockbuster vintage."

- Heidi P. Barrett, July 2005, Winemaker, Jones Family Vineyards

  • Vintage: 2002
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Harvest Date: September 13, 2002
  • Acid: 0.55
  • Aging: 22 months
  • Alcohol: 14.8%