Wine Spectator | Rating: 87Dark, firm, intense and concentrated, with chewy tannins holding the core currant, blackberry, fresh earth and leathery notes that turn dry and rustic, with a good dose of oak and leather. 390 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the finest offerings I have tasted from Jones Family. An inky/purple color is accompanied by sumptuous aromas of sweet blueberry, blackberry, and cassis fruit, licorice, and toasty background oak. This full-bodied, unctuously-textured 2001 possesses tremendous purity, palate presence, and balance. The finish lasts 40+ seconds. It should drink well young yet age nicely for 10-12+ years.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 94This transformed Atwater two hours in the decanter. Drink up--it's at it's peak.Drink Dates: 2013-2015Author: Doug
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.
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 342 bottles owned
- 81 collectors
- Average collector rating: 94
(Out of 81 collectors)