Jonata La Sangre de Jonata 2011 / 750 ml.

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RP9696 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Aug 2013
More lively and pure, with brighter acidity than the 2010, the 2011 La Sangre de Jonata gives up plenty of violets, toast, licorice, chocolate and blackberry fruit as well as a full-bodied, supple and gorgeously focused and pure feel in the mouth. More approachable than the 2010, and scoring high on drinkability, this beauty will benefit from another year or thee and drink nicely through 2026. Drink 2015–2026.
VN9595 pts. - Vinous - Jul 2014
Rose petals, mint, savory herbs and dark-toned fruit meld together in the 2011 La Sangre de Jonata, a wine that has really come together over the last year. Exquisite and impeccably balanced in the glass, the 2011 is bright, articulate and wonderfully expressive. In this vintage, winemaker Matt Dees air-dried a portion of the fruit to give the wine a little more body, an approach that worked very well. Dollops of Grenache and Viognier round out the blend.
ST9494 pts. - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar - Nov/Dec 2014
Bright purple. Expansive, exotic bouquet of black raspberry, potpourri, bacon fat, smoky minerals and incense; smells like a high-class Cote-Rotie. Fat and velvety on entry, then more taut in the mid-palate, showing superb energy and focus to its deep, sweet flavors of red and dark berries and violet pastille. Completely stains the palate but gives no impression of excess weight. A floral note lingers on the long, sappy finish, which betrays only a hint of dusty tannins.

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Primary Grape: Shiraz | All Grapes: 91% Syrah, 6% Grenache, 3% Viognier

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RP96 96 pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (28th Aug 2013)

More lively and pure, with brighter acidity than the 2010, the 2011 La Sangre de Jonata gives up plenty of violets, toast, licorice, chocolate and blackberry fruit as well as a full-bodied, supple and gorgeously focused and pure feel in the mouth. More approachable than the 2010, and scoring high on drinkability, this beauty will benefit from another year or thee and drink nicely through 2026. Drink 2015–2026.

VN95 95 pts. / Vinous (Jul 2014)

Rose petals, mint, savory herbs and dark-toned fruit meld together in the 2011 La Sangre de Jonata, a wine that has really come together over the last year. Exquisite and impeccably balanced in the glass, the 2011 is bright, articulate and wonderfully expressive. In this vintage, winemaker Matt Dees air-dried a portion of the fruit to give the wine a little more body, an approach that worked very well. Dollops of Grenache and Viognier round out the blend.

ST94 94 pts. / Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (Nov/Dec 2014)

Bright purple. Expansive, exotic bouquet of black raspberry, potpourri, bacon fat, smoky minerals and incense; smells like a high-class Cote-Rotie. Fat and velvety on entry, then more taut in the mid-palate, showing superb energy and focus to its deep, sweet flavors of red and dark berries and violet pastille. Completely stains the palate but gives no impression of excess weight. A floral note lingers on the long, sappy finish, which betrays only a hint of dusty tannins.

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SKU 40788
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Jonata La Sangre de Jonata
Country United States
Region California
District Central Coast
Product Location - Location-Appellation Santa Ynez Valley
Package Size 750 ml.
Brand Jonata
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2011
Can it be Shipped Yes
Rating 96.00 pts
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 91% Syrah, 6% Grenache, 3% Viognier
Primary Grape Shiraz
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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Jonata La Sangre de Jonata 2012 / 750 ml.

2012 / 750 ml.

Item #: 41488

RP9797 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 27th Aug 2015
Reminding me of a top Hermitage, the 2012 La Sangre de Jonata checks in as a blend of 97% Syrah and 3% Viognier that’s aged primarily in neutral and larger oak barrels. It’s flat-out gorgeous in 2012 and gives up tons of black raspberry, crushed violets, cracked pepper and hints of game. Full-bodied, seamless, silky and fabulously pure, it has good acidity and fine tannin that come through on the finish. Give it a few years and enjoy bottles through 2032.
VN9595 pts. - Vinous - Aug 2015
The 2012 La Sangre de Jonata presents a super-polished expression of Syrah, with more than enough nuance to balance some of the more overt elements in the glass. Intense, varietally true aromatics and silky tannins only add to the wine’s considerable appeal. A dollop of Viognier and a touch of whole clusters give the 2012 is highly appealing upper register. Winemaker Matt Dees aged the 2012 mostly in larger-format French oak barrels, with 35% new wood.
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Jonata El Alma de Jonata 2012 / 750 ml.

2012 / 750 ml.

Item #: 41486

RP96+96+ pts. - 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.
VN9595 pts. - 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.
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Primary Grape: Cabernet Franc

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RP9595 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 27th Aug 2015
Probably the longest-lived wine in the vintage from Santa Barbara, Jonata’s 630-case 2012 El Desafio de Jonata checks in as a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot that saw 80% new French oak. It reveals a masculine, meaty, structured personality as well as rockin’ notes of blackcurrants, wood smoke, lead pencil shavings and crushed rock. Full-bodied, balanced and with building tannic grip, it still shows the suppleness of the vintage, but needs 2–3 years to even start to be drinkable. It will have 2–3 decades of longevity.
VN9494 pts. - Vinous - Aug 2015
The Cabernet Sauvignon-based 2012 El Desafio de Jonata graces the palate with its sensual personality. Raspberry jam, pomegranate, leather, smoke, spice and tobacco all blossom in the glass. Big, rich and inviting, the 2012 boasts superb intensity and resonance, although it doesn’t quite have the visceral thrill of the very best wines in this range. Shades of rose petal and mint add the closing shades of nuance. The 2012 was aged in French oak, 80% new.
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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

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