Trevor Jones Jonesy Port
Port from Barossa Valley, Australia
Number 70 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!"What a sensational value! Made by Trevor Jones in partnership with importer Dan Philips, this is a blend averaging 46 years in age. Its light to medium ruby hue is accompanied by an extraordinary bouquet of sweet candied fruit intermixed with notions of maple syrup, earth, and hazelnuts. This gorgeous tawny delivers plenty of pleasure." --Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2004.
Wine Spectator - "Round and moderately sweet, with chocolaty notes to the cherry and dried fig flavors that linger on the refined finish. Drink now. "
Trevor Jones Winery
Trevor Jones began his winemaking career in 1977 at Bernkastel Wines, with Rob O'Callaghan of Rockford Winery Basket Press Shiraz fame, and worked through two vintages, before accepting a position as assistant winemaker at Karrawirra Wines in 1979. In 1982, Trevor was appointed winemaker and remained in that position until 1986. During Trevor's time at Karrawirra, he also made wines for Kellermeister Wines and eventually became full time winemaker there. Additionally, Trevor has worked as a consultant winemaker for Anglesey Wines, St. Hallett Wines and Glenara Wines.
Trevor Jones received the distinction of being awarded two perfect 100 point scores (never before awarded) for the Old Barossa Tokay and the Barossa Liqueur Shiraz Tawny from Robert Parker Jr. of The Wine Advocate in February 2000. View all Trevor Jones Wines
About Barossa ValleyView a map of Barossa Valley wineries
The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley.
Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine industry. The valley is strewn with a series of hamlets, small towns spotted throughout the region.
Barossa ValleyBarossa is red-wine territory, with red grapes consisting of about two-thirds of the region's plantings. The reds, Shiraz in particular, are lauded for their rich, concentrated flavors and aging potential. Old vines of Shiraz and Grenache are popular, many up to 80 years old. The valley is home to some of the most famous vineyards of Australia - this is where the first Penfolds Grange was made. Whites are also found, mainly from the Semillon grape – these wines are as full-bodied as the reds although harder to find. Riesling and Chardonnay are also planted.
Eden ValleyRight next to Barossa Valley, but a bit higher in elevation, Eden Valley is an ideal neighbor. Many wineries source vineyards from both areas as the climate difference in Eden Valley leads to wines of a different character. Reds are still mainly Shiraz and Grenache, but the wines are often more restrained and less dense than those in the Barossa Valley. Whites are popular here too. Eden Valley Rieslings and Semillons are particularly excellent.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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24 ratings, 22 with reviews52/24/2009I love this port... Give me a bottle of Jonesy with a juicy grilled steak & I'm in heaven!! I am very upset to find it SOLD OUT >:-(41/1/2008I enjoyed this port, though I don't usually like sweeter wines- this one did not disappoint.Morrison Carter - Avon, OH57/8/2012This is a unique Port. You have to have this in your cellar. Regardless of the cross section of wine drinkers at your party, serve this low cost port and you will appeal to everyone. I have 63 Vintages and this port and I get just as many positive responses from this because only a small percentage of my friends appreciate a fine port. That's fine. This one hits all the high points for your average attendee.Shoblock - Ledgewood, NJ45/21/2007Mary R - Huntersville, NC510/8/2010Darin Walsh - Arlington, VA59/22/2009Raisin. Full of flavor.art st john - Pleasant Hill, CA42/7/2008I don't think you need to order a case, but do try this nice Port that is very affordable. The sophisticated wine drinker will have had better in his day, but to appeal to a larger less picky crowd this is a solid option in its class.Michael Vrchota - Lincoln, NE49/27/2008Closer to a Ruby but not as dominateMnemosyne's pool - Old Bridge, NJ21/25/2010I rarely disagree with the Wine Advocates, but I am much more inclined to rate this port at 87 or 88 points than at the 93 points given by RP. Visually the brownish color was unappealing. The taste was a monotone of caramel. The finish was a lingering raw brown sugar. Overall, an unappealing port.Joe Sunderman - Henderson, NV512/15/2008This is one of the best Ports I have had. It is smooth and has just the right amount of sweetness, and not too heavy. Great with a fine cigar.412/17/2008light crispy fruity flavor very nice, twist cap makes it easy for anyone to open.412/23/2009Incredibly smooth for a ten dollar port. I usually don't go past 15 year old ports because I enjoy some harshness. Those are at a different price point than this. This is great for what it is.Tom Kirby-Smith - Greensboro, NC55/12/2010If you don't want a sweet dessert wine, do not buy this. If you do want a sweet desert wine, you can't beat this, especially at the price.jeff b - Southampton, PA44/26/2010A 93...perhaps a bit to high Robert...but an appealing, everyday type drinker. I love a good port and for $10...a really nice deal.karanmehta - New York, NY54/16/2009Fabulous port - sweet raisins, choco caramel notes with a nice finish and good weight. Better than most $40 bottles I've had.44/29/2009Well worth the money. A different flavor of Port. Not too sweet, light, a little fruity.Lora Rush - Riverview, FL51/13/2009Very enjoyable port especially with Stilton, walnuts and pears.Joseph Buzga - Canton, OH11/14/2009Consider what Port would taste like if it came from frozen concentrate. With the understanding of "what do you. expect for a Port at this price ? " It may be over priced. Gave it one star because the system required itJan Anderson - Rochester, NH45/7/2008Incredibly smooth--not a hint of alcohol "burn". Simply Dee-Lish!Quesnay - Roanoke, VA412/18/2008This is a very nice inexpensive port. It isn't the best I've ever had, but it is the best I've had at the price point. I will definitely be buying this again.Pawnster - Skokie, IL51/25/2008a perfect dessert wine for those of us that want the sweetness but not too much like a german wine or most ports. Lots of body for after dinner wine. Taste like liquid raisinskaren gilmore - Albany, NY512/1/2009we just happened to pick up this wine based on a recommendation from a local wine and spirits store. we loved it so much, we've suggested it to friends and relatives.Debra Zebra - Brentwood, NY512/30/2008Nice and smooth; not too sweet. I added it to a pot of Lobster Bisque soup -- lovely! Will try in my Pecan Pork Chops recipe. Bet it's good on-the-rocks, too -- like Harvey's. Can't go wrong at this price...go for it! Cheers for the New Year...another chance for us to get it right!Grace - West Palm Beach, FL412/17/2008Doesn't quite compare to some of the more expensive aged ports, but worth a try. If you'd like to spend a bit more cash I recommend Warres Optima 10 yr. old tawny.
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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