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Jonata Winery

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2012 Jonata Winery La Sangre de Jonata  (Ballard Canyon) 96

Really sexy stuff here. The wine is rich, full bodied, concentrated and lushly textured, with a fresh, sweet, ripe, peppery, black cherry and black raspberry presence. If this is this tasty at this young age, it is only going to get better with a few years of bottle aging. This Northern Rhone styled wine was made from a blend of 97% Syrah and 3% Viognier.

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2010 Jonata Winery El Desafio de Jonata  (Santa Ynez Valley) 92

Forward, spicy and round in texture, this easy drinking wine offers floral, black cherry and licorice notes. This blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Cabernet Franc, 14% Petit Verdot and 11% Malbec is already drinking well.

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2009 Jonata Winery El Alma de Jonata  (Santa Ynez Valley) 95

Stylish, rich, fat, concentrated and lush, there is a freshness to the ripe, dark red fruits, licorice and dark chocolate I really liked. Produced from a blend of 70% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot.

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2009 Jonata Winery El Desafio de Jonata  (Santa Ynez Valley) 94

From a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine opens with waves of rich, juicy, fat berries licorice, herbs and cocoa. There is good intensity of flavor in the long finish.

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2008 Jonata Winery Todos  (Santa Ynez Valley) 92

From an interesting Rhone Ranger blend of 65% Syrah, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and various amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, this inky purple wine is filled with smoke, pepper, black cherry jam, licorice and chocolate. Ripe, sweet, rich and ready to drink wine ends with a blast of chocolate covered black cherries.

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2008 Jonata Winery El Desafio de Jonata  (Santa Ynez Valley) 93

From a Left Bank Bordeaux blend that is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, the perfume offers scents of sweet oak, vanilla, licorice, blackberry jam and minerality. Lush, round and packed with dense, ripe, juicy fruit, this rich, opulent wine ends with a long, chocolate covered, cherry finish.

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