Jonata Winery

La Sangre de Jonata Ballard Canyon Syrah

9.3162 ratings
9.343 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

Give this another 2-3yrs and I think this is a 9.4-9.5 wine. Aromatics alone are worth the price of entry. Smoked brisket, teriyaki Jerky, black peppercorn, and rhubarb pie. A balance between savory and funky Syrah style with a dash of spicy red fruit to add complexity. Iron, bacon fat and herbaceous notes accompany ripe black cherries and fig. Great stuff.

Give this another 2-3yrs and I think this is a 9.4-9.5 wine. Aromatics alone are worth the price of entry. Smoked brisket, teriyaki Jerky, black peppercorn, and rhubarb pie. A balance between savory and funky Syrah style with a dash of spicy red fruit to add complexity. Iron, bacon fat and herbaceous notes accompany ripe black cherries and fig. Great stuff.

Aug 31st, 2019
Mike R
9.4

Wine nerd herd and Friday afternoon in Iowa

Wine nerd herd and Friday afternoon in Iowa

May 25th, 2019
Rob Brobst III

Wow

Dec 23rd, 2018
Rob Brobst III

Give a great wine 8 years and wow!

Give a great wine 8 years and wow!

Jul 3rd, 2018
Shay A
9.3

Another great last minute gathering at the storage facility!

I’ve been fortunate to try a few Jonata wines over the last few months and I am a believer. They have all been absolutely killer. This Syrah is so young. It was only open 30mins and it needed another few hours. Meaty...beef jerky mainly. Small bit of iron, but not as much as WA state Syrahs. Mid palate was large and in charge, with a fruit forward finish. Will be awesome in 5-7yrs!

Another great last minute gathering at the storage facility!

I’ve been fortunate to try a few Jonata wines over the last few months and I am a believer. They have all been absolutely killer. This Syrah is so young. It was only open 30mins and it needed another few hours. Meaty...beef jerky mainly. Small bit of iron, but not as much as WA state Syrahs. Mid palate was large and in charge, with a fruit forward finish. Will be awesome in 5-7yrs!

Nov 11th, 2017
Seth Liebman

Wine Director/Sommelier

9.2

Ripe strawberry,wrapped in black fruit, sitting in the middle of a cloud of graphite and minerals. Med to full.

Ripe strawberry,wrapped in black fruit, sitting in the middle of a cloud of graphite and minerals. Med to full.

Sep 24th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Similar to the 2012 - a bit more truffle on the nose, but similar palate profile.

Similar to the 2012 - a bit more truffle on the nose, but similar palate profile.

Sep 11th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Perfectly balanced with a black peppery dark fruit. This is a special wine.

Perfectly balanced with a black peppery dark fruit. This is a special wine.

Sep 11th, 2016
Todd Alexander

blue and red fruits, violets, black olive, spice box...nice acidity and freshness. Very tasty.

blue and red fruits, violets, black olive, spice box...nice acidity and freshness. Very tasty.

Jun 3rd, 2016
Mike R
9.6

@Martin G Rivard - ever heard of this one - another winery I like

@Martin G Rivard - ever heard of this one - another winery I like

Sep 6th, 2015