Huntington Estate

Jones Family Vineyard

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

David T
9.6

The follow up to the 03 Leonetti. @Paul T- Huntington Beach & I have been telling readers about older Jones Family Vineyards for some time. If you haven’t had or not tried this producer it will be the last time I try to entice to you to try this producer. Talking about it more will only drive up the prices on the secondary market.

This 09 is damn beautiful after nearly a four hour decant but it is still fairly youthful.

It is ruby, lush, gorgeous, ripe fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum with skin, dark cherries, plum, hues of purple, blue fruits & raspberries, poached strawberries, black licorice, mixed, dark berry cola, steeped black tea, dry crushed rocks, limestone minerals, dry top soil, dry herbs, hints of eucalyptus, dry clay, dry tobacco, new leather, spice, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon & vanillin, withering red & dark florals framed in violets & lavender, beautiful round acidity, beautiful; balance, tension, structured, smartly polished finished that lasts minutes.

Still needs another 5-8 years to show its best self.

The Jones Family vineyard is located off Bale Lane in Calistoga and was planted to all five Bordeaux varieties by David Abreu in the early 1990s. Heidi Barrett made the wines until 2008, and Thomas Rivers Brown now makes the wines.
— a month ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Actually way past it’s prime, no sense seeking it out whatsoever
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

If you do see some 09 available just pass the info on to the appropriate authorities & buy some Caymus

Forman

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Soft, supple and voluptuous, the 2012 is a great choice for drinking while some of the more structured vintages rest comfortably in the cellar. Sweet mocha and spice notes wrap around the silky, seamless finish. @Severn Goodwin @Paul T- Huntington Beach — 2 years ago

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Just leave it in the cellar forever? 🤷🏻‍♂️

Jones Family Vineyard

The Sisters Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

David T
9.5

This small Calistoga producer falls largely under the radar. I am thankful. The 12 vintage brings such fruit. However, this 12 Sisters rides the fence of 12 & 13. Shows dark currents, concreted mouthfeel in addition to its ripe, rich opulence.

The nose ascends with rich dark, purple, blue fruits, dark spice, violets framed in lavender for days.

The palate is ripe, ruby, lush, concentrated fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, boysenberries, very dark cherries, creamy raspberries, in & out strawberries & blueberries. Big, heated, dark spice-box, round, meaty, sweet tannins cigar ash, led pencil, tarriness, anise, moist, fresh tobacco, black licorice & cola, dark, nutmeg, cinnamon stick, vanilla, rich soil w/ dry leaves, dry, crush rocks/limestone, dry herbs-bay leaves, sage, parsley, notes of eucalyptus bark shavings, tree bark w/ hints of sap, touch of black sandalwood to barrel shavings, pepper, moist, volcanic clay, fresh & withering; dark, purple, red, blue floral bouquet framed in violets & lavender, excellent acidity with a lush, rich, big, round & meaty structure, still shows great tension, well balanced with endless polish & finish. 10 years of life ahead…properly stored. Wine post 4,600.

Such a deal at the Benchmark Bin Sale.
@Paul T- Huntington Beach if you find any of this, just tell me about em, don’t buy em. 😂🤥
— 4 months ago

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Château L'Eglise-Clinet

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

The finest wine from this Pomerol Chateau in many decades. @Antonio Galloni @Paul T- Huntington Beach @Shay A @Ron R @Tom Garland @Kimberly Anderson @Stanley Barrios @Jay Eagan @Neal Schaffer Your notes on this one are spot on Mr Galloni! 👍🏽 — a year ago

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Nice. Like this producer.

Rudd

Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay 2008

This is the most unique and well crafted Bacigalupi I’ve tasted. The color the texture are on point! @Paul T- Huntington @Severn Goodwin @Shay A @Ron R — a year ago

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Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

@Severn Goodwin Don’t think anyone is. It’s been pretty defunct for the last half-decade at least.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

According to wine searcher, The Côte d'Or and Chablis – and Champagne – dominate Chardonnay searches to such an extent that it's unfair to bracket wines from elsewhere in the same class for this particular list. Only one non-French wine appears in our 50 most searched-for Chardonnays, and even then it appears in 49th place.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

This Rudd is completely different story though, I wouldn’t pay anywhere near release but auction price is perfect. I’ve bought 18 bottles of this 08 in the past year, all fantastic Burgundy style wines

Hendricks Wines

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2015

@Paul T- Huntington Beach Paul is correct again. Charles Hendricks kicks ass. This Pinot rocks. — 2 years ago

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Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018

Underwater glamour shot just for you, @Paul T- Huntington Beach

Bought a case of this as our Summer 2020 house white wine. Lovely pool companion 🙌🏻
— 4 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach You have a shark in your pool?
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Isn't that just the Pacific?