Jonata Winery

La Sangre de Jonata Ballard Canyon Syrah

9.3200 ratings
9.355 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.3

Next wine of the evening
Woke up and delivered smiles for all

Next wine of the evening
Woke up and delivered smiles for all

Feb 16th, 2020
Mike R
9.4

Amazing Syrah @Shay A

Amazing Syrah @Shay A

Dec 24th, 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
ADAM STROMFELD

BIG!! What else can I say. Big but still old world! Yummy this

BIG!! What else can I say. Big but still old world! Yummy this

Apr 24th, 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
"Odedi"

#AgedWineTuesday

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim. Not showing age at all.

Nose of black currants, cooked plums, oak, tobacco, licorice, earth, cocoa, spices, tar and wild flowers.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, dried figs, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, licorice and eucalyptus.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Syrah from Santa Ynez Valley in California. Still young, but already delicious.

Spicy, entertaining and very yummy.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime, and will probably be even better the next day.

Had it blind and could not believe that it's a 12 year old.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

A blend of Syrah with 1% Viognier.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$100.

#AgedWineTuesday

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim. Not showing age at all.

Nose of black currants, cooked plums, oak, tobacco, licorice, earth, cocoa, spices, tar and wild flowers.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, dried figs, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, licorice and eucalyptus.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Syrah from Santa Ynez Valley in California. Still young, but already delicious.

Spicy, entertaining and very yummy.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime, and will probably be even better the next day.

Had it blind and could not believe that it's a 12 year old.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

A blend of Syrah with 1% Viognier.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$100.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2022
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.

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2019