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1998 Jones Family - Cabernet Sauvignon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 88 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 52088-1998-750-3B
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    A big, ripe, expressive style, with a wide range of rich, intense currant, anise, bay leaf, blackberry, cedar and tobacco. Long, complex, persistent aftertaste. 790 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    Red-ruby. Blackberry, cherry, licorice, lead pencil and a flinty nuance on the nose. Bright and delineated, with good sweetness and thrust for a '98. Distinctive cigar box and tobacco flavors. Finishes firmly tannic, with persistent flavors of iron, tobacco and underbrush.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals that vintage's austere, lean style. It displays excellent cedar and black fruits in the nose, and flamboyant plum, blueberry and mineral characteristics on the attack, but then closes down. It is more elegant and less concentrated than the layered, persistent 1999. It will drink well over the next decade. With superstar vineyard manager David Abreu, and highly respected wine consultant Heidi Barrett making the wines, Jones Family Vineyard has already achieved a large following.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Jkbergmann
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Medium body at best. Fruit appears to be fading compared to the year previous. Still a strong cherry component with light cedar. Might be at the end of it's life.
    Author: Uncle Joey
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Nose of cassis, cherry and smoke. Sweet soft tannins and Blueberry fruit, chocolate with hint of tobacco on the palate. Medium finish Still has life left.
    Drink Dates: 2001-2012
    Author: Conrad K
  • Self | Rating: 83

    Not very good
    Author: NC
Jones Family Vineyards was established in 1996 as a family run winery with the singular focus to produce the finest Cabernet based wines from their special vineyards. Their 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 the unique location to produce two outstanding wines, the Jones Family Vineyards Cabernet, and a Cabernet blend wine, The Sisters.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 222 bottles owned
  • 79 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 79 collectors)