Jonata Winery

El Desafio de Jonata Santa Ynez Valley Red Blend

9.414 ratings
9.35 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Red Blend
Top Notes For
Martin G Rivard

Thank you Dave for your stellar gift!
My 1st Time enjoying this producer but it most certainly will not be my last. It’s definitely a bad ass Cabernet blend! Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc being predominate which are to varietals that I adore. Deep dark bold in luscious to say the least! Love it, love it, love it! Thanks bud!
@David L

Thank you Dave for your stellar gift!
My 1st Time enjoying this producer but it most certainly will not be my last. It’s definitely a bad ass Cabernet blend! Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc being predominate which are to varietals that I adore. Deep dark bold in luscious to say the least! Love it, love it, love it! Thanks bud!
@David L

Oct 23rd, 2018
Shawn R

@David L what an awesome bottle, thanks for gifting this to us. Hour decant and hang on. Blended so well, the Cab Franc is not overwhelming. On the nose it reminiscent of a Bordeaux tarry and applewood. So pretty. Hefty and grippy on the front of the palate with the tannins showing no sign of bottle age, yet the acidity balances it out well. Fig, blackberry pie and dates fill the mouth. Finish is soft and refined-I get a note of chalk and iron. Thanks again @David L !

@David L what an awesome bottle, thanks for gifting this to us. Hour decant and hang on. Blended so well, the Cab Franc is not overwhelming. On the nose it reminiscent of a Bordeaux tarry and applewood. So pretty. Hefty and grippy on the front of the palate with the tannins showing no sign of bottle age, yet the acidity balances it out well. Fig, blackberry pie and dates fill the mouth. Finish is soft and refined-I get a note of chalk and iron. Thanks again @David L !

Jun 10th, 2017
Mark Blatty

This one needs a lot of time...

This one needs a lot of time...

Apr 3rd, 2016
Mark Flesher

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.

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.

Aug 31st, 2019
Suchitra Dasika

Wow!

Nov 19th, 2017
Garret Murphy

Gonata el defacio 2012

95% cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot

Dark cherries, espresso and black licorice. Fleshy mid palette and beautiful finish with good acidity some minerality and integrated tannins.
Thank you @MichelRoland :-)

Gonata el defacio 2012

95% cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot

Dark cherries, espresso and black licorice. Fleshy mid palette and beautiful finish with good acidity some minerality and integrated tannins.
Thank you @MichelRoland :-)

May 31st, 2015
David L

David had this 3 months ago

David had this 3 months ago

Oct 24th, 2019
Harvey Saarloos

Harvey had this 3 years ago

Harvey had this 3 years ago

Aug 16th, 2016
Brian Becker

Brian had this 4 years ago

Brian had this 4 years ago

Jul 3rd, 2016
Zachary Wolf

Zachary had this 4 years ago

Zachary had this 4 years ago

Jul 3rd, 2016