Sweet and almost jammy. Extremely fragrant. Wait for about 30 minutes to let the initial alcohol to blow off. It will then be a beauty. At its peak and enjoy it in the next year or so. Do not see this one for the cellar though.
A beaut. Rich, wonderful texture, lengthy, unique, just barely entering its time. Has a decade and likely beyond. The skills of the winemaker are very clearly apparent and the terroir speaks here. Got to find more
This is a good wine which is kind of unique. I'm not sure its price is justified but I do like it. I'm somewhat amazed that these guys can get this type of flavor from Santa Ynez where nearly everyone produces a limestone syrah/grenache wine. The Jonata wine is nothing like that. The '08 is almost sweet. Not in a bad way. I liked it the best between the second and third hour after opening. I don't know that this will improve or change much from this point forward. Drink now or in the next couple years.
No official notes taken. But comparing to the first bottle I had more than a year ago, apparently this one has evolved quite a bit. Nose was perfumed and complex. Sophisticated palate shows the efforts. Excellent
One of the flagship wines of the new formed winery and a worthy effort. The top Jonata wine in our recent Four Horsemen Eat Jonata wine tasting. A masterful blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlot. Like many of their other offering, there is beautiful dark fruit on the nose and initially on the pallet. There is more complexity here, more oak and leather notes, but not quite together harmoniously as you'd expect in a blockbuster. The mid pallet is not hollow, but not as full either and is lacks some of the excitement we'd like to see from top tier wines. There is intrigue there and the complexity grabs you in subtle ways, drawing you in to a long complicated finish with pleasant tastes in many dimensions. A solid wine.
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(Jonata Winery El Desafio de Jonata) Opaque red violet color; appealing, tart currant, cassis, lightly herbaceous nose; tasty, velvety textured, tart currant, black currant, lightly herbaceous, mineral palate; needs 2-plus years; long finish (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot)
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