2007 Jones Family The Sisters- USA, California, Napa Valley (1/21/2012)
How do they pack so much richness and purity into this? Know whose hands were on this and it turns to a rhetorical question.
Nose of a quiet red/black variety today. Color shows purple tinged crimson. More red than black too. CF has quieted down a bit today. Palate is insane. Red cherries, black raspberries, cardamom, cassis, tar, graphite and all-- pretty much ‘the works’ that any Cab lover wants & craves. The key to this wine is it’s delivery system: it is a conveyor of multi layerd waves of fruit with just a hint of sweetness. hints of cola, leather and framboise. This today is showy, pure, focused and super rich with a medium weight lush toned mouth feel and a balance that is exact and refined. Don’t get me wrong, tannins are huge and acidity half a point above the rest, but this baby is made for comfort with a long life ahead of itself. Finish just carries all the stuff I spoke of and gives you a deja-vu minutes after its gone. I want to sit with this all day and see where her ride takes me. (94 pts.)
Let me just add that this 07 is a very A-typical Sisters. Usually more elegant and structured, this leans more showy and in your face. My favorite is still the 2006. (although this is PRETTY awesome for a snowy Saturday in the ‘burbs’.)
Funny, I almost opened an '05 Sisters this afternoon to watch college hoops (Go Irish! Beat Orange!) but went with another “daily drinker” that drinks far beyond its price (‘07 Andrew Will Cabernet, Mays’ Discovery). Excellent juice as always but your note makes me wish I had poured the Sisters. I guess it just mean I have plenty of great juice to look forward to!