Jones Family Vineyards The Sisters Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Jones Family Vineyards The Sisters Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is deep opaque ruby in color. Opulent aromas of ripe black cherry, chocolate, lavender, and cassis. While broad and concentrated on the palate. In addition, with black currant, anise, mocha, and crushed rock minerality and structured tannins. Yet another spectacular success from Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown.
93JS – Very pretty and complex wine with blackberry, blackcurrant, and salty undertones. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a bright and beautiful aftertaste. Drink Jones Family Vineyards The Sisters Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 after 2018.
Vinous 92 – The Jones Family Vineyards The Sisters Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is rich, juicy and accessible. With forward, pungent red cherry, pomegranate, blood orange, rose petal and mint. Hence, drink this succulent, racy Cabernet Sauvignon over the next few years.
90WA – A sexy and lush Jones Family Vineyards The Sisters Cabernet Sauvignon 2013. While offering up plenty of graphite, blueberry, black raspberry fruit, supple tannins, and low acidity. Most of all, the wine is lush, round and juicy and best drunk over the next 10-12 years.
A cult wine at a fraction of the price
In the rarified world of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, some of the hardest wines to acquire are those crafted by superstar winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown. While Brown’s current trophy case boasts more than 25 perfect 100-point wines and uber-cult clients like Maybach, Seavey and, most notably, Schrader Cellars. While working closely over the years with famed growers David Abreu and Jim Barbour. As a result, Brown has helped launch wineries into the cult wine stratosphere.
But via Brown and Barbour’s collaboration with Jones Family Vineyards of Calistoga, this The Sisters 2013 delivers cult wine quality for only $75 — a fraction of the price of his other clients’ bottlings. Made in a more forward, red-fruit style, the 2013 “The Sisters” earned 93 points from James Suckling who called it “very pretty and complex. While Antonio Galloni praised it’s “rich, juicy and accessible capturing the energy of the vintage. Consequently our advice: this is one of your best opportunities to sample Brown’s expertise at an under-$100 price-point. Don’t delay.
Acclaimed Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown
Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown is one of the most exciting young talents in Napa Valley. Born in Sumter, South Carolina, Thomas developed an interest in wine while at the University of Virginia. Later expanding his knowledge of wines from all the world’s great regions while working at All Seasons Wine Shop in Calistoga.
Furthermore, Brown crafts beautiful wines that speak of the land and conditions that created them. When asked how he defines great wine, Thomas responds, “I can’t really define it, but I know it when I taste it.” While 2007 was Thomas’s first vintage with Jones Family Vineyards. Hence, each year continuing to improve the quality of Jones wines by working closely with the vineyard team. In addition, using small lot fermentation and blending.