Washington Rosé of Syrah the Best Rosé after blind tasting about a dozen pink wines on June 5. Judges noted aromas of wild plum, lime, citrus and rose petal with “wonderful fruit” flavors and plenty of acid to offset its 0.5 percent residual sugar. At just $13, Rose of Syrah was also one of the best bargains of any wine in the competition. Rosé of Syrah wasn’t the only Jones wine to medal. The Quincy winery’s 2012 Ancient Lakes Riesling also won gold. Jones wines also won eight silver medals for its Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Sangiovese. With wines crafted by head winemaker Victor Palencia, Jones of Washington has been on a tear for the past two years, winning awards at competitions throughout the state and nation. Jones grows all its grapes on more than 1,300 acres of vineyards the family owns near Quincy and Mattawa. Palencia uses most of the grapes to fashion huge amounts of bulk wines for some of the state’s largest wineries, including Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Crest. He reserves the best and pays special attention for Jones’ own wines. Jones recently added a second tasting room in the new Pybus Market in Wenatchee. Its original tasting room is in Quincy. F
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September / October 2013
Published on Aug 21, 2013