The Jones of Washington Cabernet Sauvignon has an SRP of $15 and is available at that price. 7,000 cases produced. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
The Jones Family Vineyards are located in the Wahluke Slope Region of the Columbia Valley. The region is graced with warm sunny days and cool crisp nights that are ideal for growing premium wine grapes. A love for farming combined with great growing conditions create a family of distinct wines that are sure to please. Enjoy!
As the label states, today’s wine comes from the Wahluke Slope AVA within the Columbia Valley. This sunny, south-facing slope is one of the warmest and driest areas within the entire state, which is perfect for ripening Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. It’s a relatively new area with most of the vineyards being planted in the last 15-20 years, but it is already showing its promise.
Sticking your nose in a glass of the 2012 Jones of Washington Cabernet Sauvignon immediately reveals beautiful black cherry, baking spice, violets, plum, mint and much more. It’s an awesome aroma that sets the stage nicely for what is to come. Tasting the wine reveals a rich, pleasing, smooth texture along with plenty of juicy dark fruit plus streaks of bright red fruit. Touches of tobacco and chocolate lead into the long, dry and even slightly dusty finish. This is a really excellent, balanced and extremely drinkable Cabernet. The more we taste of the Wahluke Slope, the more we like it.
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