2006 Jones Family Vineyards Estate Cabernet

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2006 Jones Family Vineyards Estate Cabernet


"The 2006 Estate Cabernet is a wonderful counterpoint to the 2006 The Sisters. Its brooding nature comes through in a dark fruited aroma and palate. It has a more soil driven character featuring liquid minerals and graphite. There's plenty of fruit to buffer the bigness of this wine and it's this massive richness that keeps the vintage's tannin from taking over. The mid-palate is very broad and stuffed with blueberry, blackberry and black cherry notes. Like past vintages the Estate Cabernet is a wine that will reward cellaring."
-Thomas Brown, winemaker, July 2009

One of the top tastings in the vintage and definitely a remarkable Jones! This opaque ruby-purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a huge fragrance of candied-mulberry/cherry, blueberry, sweet flower, and licorice infused with stony wet-earth. Undeniably full-bodied, opulent, potent, and vigorous, with much in the way of powerful flavor and complexity, as well as broad tannin. It is a gorgeously pure wine to consume and savor, but patience will be necessary since this beauty will need a decade of shedding to be appropriately mature. It will be a fascinating wine to cellar. 96 points
- Duran’s Periodic Review of Fine Wine

  • Vintage: 2006
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation: Calistoga
  • Harvest Date: September 23, 2006 and October 10, 2006
  • Sugar: 26.1
  • Acid: 0.59
  • Aging: 20 months
  • Bottling Date: September 23 and October 6, 2006
  • Alcohol: 14.9%