100% Cabernet Sauvignon from 20-year-old vines in Block VI, grown on Clone 337
Aging for 22 months in a new Darnajou barrel
Represents the single finest barrel of the 2017 vintage as selected by winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown
Only bottling of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our hillside
For Premiere Napa Valley, Thomas Rivers Brown selects the single finest barrel from our hillside, reflecting the unique qualities of the vintage and our location. For 2017, our 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Block VI, the apex of our vineyard site, and demonstrates the power that originates in these 20-year-old, densely planted Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Flavors of deep red and black fruit blend with graceful tannins that will allow this unique wine to age for decades.
Wine is unfiltered
Single vineyard wine
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Thomas Rivers Brown
Winemaker, Jones Family Vineyards
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.
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."
Nakagawa Wine Co.
3-1-3, Kotobashi, Sumida-Ku