Jones Family Vineyards

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 149
Vintage: 2009

Jones Family Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced


This 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon barrel was selected by Thomas Brown as best representing the essence of Jones Family Vineyards’ terroir. The single best barrel of the vintage is held aside and bottled unblended and unfiltered—exclusively for Premiere Napa Valley’s highest bidder.

Aging Process

20 months in french oak barrels, 50% new

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Thomas Rivers Brown

Winemaker, Jones Family Vineyards

Winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown

Thomas says his experience as a winemaker are the best 38 years of his life.

Country born: United States

Education: Zero formal training.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Honors / Awards:
Food and Wine Winemaker of the Year 2010.

Winemaking Philosophy:
Thomas believes in non-interventionist style that eschews technology and all elements that contribute to sameness. He sums it up with "do as little as possible."

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?

A: We sought to explore the variations of each block of the microvineyards that constitute Jones Family Vineyards


4326 Redwood Highway
San Rafael  CA  94903


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Tamber Bey Vineyards 2009 Petit Verdot Yountville 15
Chateau Boswell Winery 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 13
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