"This remarkable Santa Ynez estate is under the same ownership as Napa Valley’s Screaming Eagle winery....The 2006s and a handful of 2007 barrel samples I tasted suggest this is one of California’s most exciting new wineries. What they are accomplishing with Bordeaux varietals is mind-boggling." -- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
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2006 Jonata "Todos".....$46.99 / bottle
(Formerly El Corazon)
This wine was called El Corazon when Robert Parker tasted the wine. The wine is the same, but the name was changed to "Todos".
"The 2006 El Corazon de Jonata (now TODOS) (39% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Sangiovese, and the rest Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Viognier) is a 1,000-case cuvee that will be bottled in a few months. Profound, sexy aromas of smoked duck, soy, blackberries, pepper, and a hint of spring flowers are followed by an exotic, full-bodied, voluptuously textured wine bursting with complexity and richness. A subtle smoky, meaty component is present in the deep, dark blackberry flavors. Long, rich, and pure, this stunning 2006 should drink beautifully for 10-15+ years."
Rated 95-97/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
2006 Jonata El Alma de Jonata...$119.99 / bottle
"Perhaps the greatest Cabernet Franc being made in California is Jonata’s El Alma de Jonata. The amazing 2006, a blend of 95% Cabernet Franc and the balance Cabernet Sauvignon and a dollop of Merlot, tastes like a liquid version of haute couture from Chanel. It possesses nobility, grace, and remarkable complexity. An inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary bouquet of blueberries, black raspberries, and graphite. In the mouth, it reveals wonderful elegance, precision, and laser-like focus along with noteworthy density and intensity for a wine dominated by Cabernet Franc. The varietal character is obvious, and the wine’s superb balance, purity, and well-integrated oak, acidity, and tannin are admirable. This beauty should hit its prime in 2-4 years, and last for 15-20."
Rated 95/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
2006 Jonata El Desafio de Jonata....$119.99 / bottle
"The 2006 El Desafio de Jonata, a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 1% Merlot, may be even better (it was scheduled to be bottled right after my visit). A beautiful black/purple color is accompanied by stunning aromas of creme de cassis, graphite, camphor, and incense. It exhibits tremendous intensity, beautiful sweet fruit, full-bodied power as well as purity, and a finish that lasts 45+ seconds. This amazing effort is the greatest Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine ever made in the Santa Ynez appellation."
Rated 94-96/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
2007 Jonata La Flor de Jonata....$59.99 / bottle
"A sensational, non-malolactic blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon that was aged in a combination of new neutral French oak and stainless steel tanks, the 2007 La Flor de Jonata smells like a great vintage of white Pape Clement. Flowery, orange blossom, lemon oil, and crushed rock aromas are followed by a wine revealing amazing texture, richness, purity, and length. A sensational example of Sauvignon Blanc, this cuvee establishes a new reference point for what can be accomplished with this varietal in California. Jonata also produces a remarkable Sangiovese."
Rated 94/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate