Jones Family Vineyard

Nicholson Jones

St. Helena Sauvignon Blanc 2015

‘15 still tasting great, Cal Nicholson spent his youth in So. CA & after a long successful marketing career he hung up his spurs to follow his 2 real interests in life – surfing and wine making. Jones is the maiden name of Cal’s wife Pam. A wonderful wine. Pale lemon, aromas of citrus, stone fruits with honey notes. On the palate peach, crisp apple and melon flavors with citrus zest wrapped in lively acidity. Long finish ending with mineral citrus finish. Nice! Small production. — 6 days ago

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Payten & Jones

Wild Ride Orange Verdelho

Jodi M

This wine is Payton and Jones Wild Ride orange verdelho. Very funky! — 2 months ago

Domaine Jones

La Perle Rare Single Vineyard Red Blend 2013

Liquorice, red fruit, bit of tobacco yet freshness vitality and length. Superb, really like it — 4 months ago


Cuvée Louis Brut Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2006

Shay A

I enjoyed getting to revisit this and spend more time with it after trying it for the first time a few weeks go at a Billecart tasting. Totally open for business now. Very fresh. Bright and ripe white peach, apricot, honeysuckle and honeyed pastry aromatics. Fine bead, light yet creamy mousse, with sharp acidity, highlighted by golden delicious apple, chalky limestone, sea salt and powdered lemon bar. Thanks @Jason Jones — 4 months ago

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@Shay A Awesome! Was just in Dallas for work. The 🌪 on Sunday forced us to divert and stay in Austin. Hope nothing impacted you! Looks like it didn’t slow down the great wine!
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@Paul K : Thankfully all good on this side! I’m in Fort Worth, but I happened to be at the Cowboy game that evening and was thinking what a mess it could be if it had been just a few miles west!

Ancillary Cellars

Sun Chase Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Juicy dark fruit. Light+ mid palate with subtle smoke and minerality. Tart fruit acid finish, mellow tannins. Very good, would like to see how it ages. Thanks Hilary and David from Jones Lang LaSalle Brokerage. — a month ago

Lillian Winery

California Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Shay A

@Jason Jones had just gotten these in and when he teased about opening one, I had no choice but to push him over the edge...undoubtedly way too young, but it can be fun to check in on these to see the potential.

This will be the last vintage for Lillian Cabernet. The fruit is from True Vineyard on Howell and it shows. Robust and powerful. All the elements are there on the nose with smoked bacon fat, anise, crushed rock, violets, and underripe red and black fruits. Very floral and became more so with time in the glass. On the palate it was coiled tightly with dusty and gripping tannins, underripe blackberries, mocha, potpourri, and currant. Patience will be rewarded.
— 3 months ago

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Edmond Bordelon

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True Vineyard on Howell Mountain is known for some legendary fruit!
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@Shay A : Very nice! No doubt a baby.

Jones Family Vineyard

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Good balance. Little old world / earth trait. — a month ago

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Philip Jamison Jones Winery

Strawberry Serenade

Ellen really enjoys.
Sweet and bubbly.
— 2 months ago


Cave Cuvée Howell Mountain Red Blend 2001

Shay A

This was served blind. Dark core with some bricking around the edges. A touch of aged funk at first, then it shows dates, dark cocoa, mocha and blackberries. It’s got dusty tannins all over, but the finish was quite powerful and almost chalky. The mid palate was a medley of older baking spices, red plum, baked black cherries and old graham cracker. This held up in the decanter for a while and while it’s not getting better, I imagine it will hold here for a few years. I called this early 2000s mountain cab heavy blend from O’Shaughnessy. Thanks @Jason Jones — 2 months ago

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Howell Mountain fruit is right up my alley.
Hugh O'Riordan

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Good review