Red

2005 Jonata Winery El Desafio de Jonata

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Ynez Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • Rmhancock Likes this wine: (93 points)

    March 20, 2016 - AMAZING

  • patwjr Likes this wine: (93 points)

    September 26, 2015 - Very nice CA Cab, but product is not as great as the price & promise.

  • capacious Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 23, 2015 - How outstanding it is that Jonata makes so many wines, each unique, each capable of long life. Sorry no specifics since I just recorded a score a week ago. Took this with us from Ny back to California to share with family, will see if I can find more out there since now realize We drank our last

  • mdp.blue Likes this wine: (94 points)

    September 12, 2015 - Stellar Cab with subtle, dry, dark fruit. Very consistent end to end over several hours including two plus hours decant prior to first pour. As well balanced as any wine I have ever had the pleasure of drinking.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • capacious Likes this wine: (92 points)

    June 4, 2015 - Decanted for 6 h this is a big, complex, interesting wine that repeats the message that Jonata wines are outstanding. Should become more interesting as it enters decade two, and probably will be around for more than that if I can keep my fingers off it.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Jonata Winery
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation El Desafio de Jonata
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Ynez Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (1%)
  • In Cellars 651 (65%)
  • Consumed 342 (34%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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