Jonata El Alma de Jonata

2012 / 750 ml. | Item #: 41486

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Franc | All Grapes: 72% Cabernet Franc, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot

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Critical Acclaim

RP96+ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 27th Aug 2015

"California’s Cheval Blanc (or maybe Le Dome is a better comparison), the Cabernet Franc dominated 2012 El Alma de Jonata incorporates 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot and is brought up in 80% new French oak. It has an incredible bouquet of tobacco leaf, lead pencil shavings, sweet currants, crushed rock and violets that come screaming from the glass. This is followed by a full-bodied red that shows a sensational purity of fruit, a full, layered mid-palate and building structure and tannic grip. While it’s not an outright powerhouse, it certainly doesn’t lack for concentration or depth. Give it 4–5 years and drink it over the following two decades." (96+ pts.)

VN95 Vinous Aug 2015

"The 2012 El Alma de Jonata has gained considerable power and structure since I last tasted it a year ago. An exotic, alluring melange of mocha, espresso, raspberry jam and wild flowers proves to be totally captivating. The Cabernet Franc character really screams out in the 2012. Ideally, readers should give the 2012 a few years in bottle for the tannins to soften, but it is impressive, even today. The 2012 was aged in French oak, 80% new." (95 pts.)

California

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United States

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More Information
SKU 41486
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Jonata El Alma de Jonata
Country United States
Region California
District Central Coast
Product Location - Location-Appellation Santa Ynez Valley
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume N/A
Brand Jonata
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2012
Bin Location N/A
Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
Awards Description N/A
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Organic Description N/A
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 72% Cabernet Franc, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot
Primary Grape Cabernet Franc
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Occasion Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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