The reserve Cab from Jones spent 18 months in new French and American oak, and the resulting wine is big, liquorous, and astringent. Layers of smoke, espresso, vanilla bean and tobacco wrap around a core of cassis. This is dark, pure and potent.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.