Jonata Winery

Jonata Winery

Flor Ballard Canyon Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2016

I have always contributed Jonata’s Flor with being the white wine that really got me into white wine. I love a Bordeaux Blanc Style blend and this wine hits all of the marks for me. The smell of Peaches, lychee, honeysuckle hit the nose at 100mph. On the palate there are heavy notes of passion fruit purée, mangos, and citrus. This is a richer white wine than what I usually drink, but the medium level of acid really rounds it out. It also never hurts when the liquor store you buy from is trying to move inventory and sells you a case for $20 a bottle... — 22 days ago

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Santa Ynez Valley Red Blend 2014

Apparently Jonata fruit that is baby or slightly off the value plot. Makes this a relative bargain. It was tight and not showing much at first. Tasted over 3 nights it got more expressive. — 2 months ago

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El Alma de Jonata Ballard Canyon Cabernet Franc Blend 2007

Last of 07 Jonata experiment,
89% Cab Franc.
A little more nose & flavor than the Cabernet,
— 8 months ago

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La Sangre de Jonata Ballard Canyon Syrah 2008

Olives, pepper, rhubarb and feet. Big big wine. — a month ago

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El Desafio de Jonata Santa Ynez Valley Red Blend 2012

This wine is locked up. Initially this was displaying a lot of blueberry muffin influence on the nose with very stiff oak. Entry has a hint of vanilla, blackberry, blueberry, wildflowers. Middle is where this one starts to get a little dry. Oak splinters. Very guarded finish. The best years of this wine are ahead of it. After 2 hours in decanter, this one got quite a bit more savory. Some grilled ribeye notes, more blackberry character, pepper, but still quite a bit of astringent oak here. I really think this one will be close to a 95 at peak maturity, which is definitely not now. Give this one another five years. — 2 months ago

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My second favorite Jonata on the table today. Needed every bit of the decant it got. Smoky on the nose with cedar, peppercorn, and white pepper (showing its little bit of cab franc notes). Dusty and chalky on the palate. Grilled dark fruits, plum, cassis, and herbs. Tannic on the finish. Needs a few years or a 6+hr decant.
9.3

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Fenix Santa Ynez Valley Merlot Blend 2014

Merlot dominant Bordeaux blend. Loads of fruit and spice. Too much bush right now. Wouldn’t touch it for 10+ years. — 8 months ago

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Todos Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Serious stuff. Austere. Like a fall day. — 2 months ago

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Tierra Santa Ynez Valley Sangiovese

Garnet colored. Smoked meats and pine resin on the nose. A bit green on the initial palate giving way to sweeter notes of cassis, tobacco and black pepper. Tannins are still quite prominent. Good but a little disjointed. — 2 months ago

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El Corazon de Jonata Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Blend

Dense and rich and a bit spicy. Truffles, dark cherries, and cassis. Long, satisfying finish. So sorry this is my last bottle. — 3 months ago

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

I feel closer to my dad when drinking this wine. I don’t know why? Big day at Jonata — a year ago

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