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JJ Buckley Fine Wines USD 124.99 750ml
JJ Buckley Fine Wines USD 269.99 1500ml

Jonata Winery Syrah Santa Ynez Valley la Sangre de Jonata 2005

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Opaque violet. Explosively perfumed nose offers a wild array of red and dark berry liqueur floral oils and pungent herbs all underscored by crackling minerality. Deep and sweet with powerful cassis and black raspberry candied licorice and violet pastille flavors. This reminded me of a big-ticket single-site Chapoutier Hermitage. The sweetness is reined in by firm mineral and bitter chocolate but returns on the remarkably long juicy finish. Pretty amazing for a sophomore effort. Stephen Ta

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Region: USA » California » Napa
Winery: Jonata  
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Jonata:
JONATA is 600 acres of gorgeous, golden mills; eighty of which were meticulously selected based on their unique microclimates and soil profiles, then divided into more than fifty blocks and sub-blocks - each matched with different rootstock. Clones and planting densities - to provide winemaker Matt Dees with the broadest palette from which to blend the distinctive wines of JONATA.

External Reviews for Jonata Winery Syrah Santa Ynez Valley la Sangre de Jonata

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Opaque violet. Explosively perfumed nose offers a wild array of red and dark berry liqueur floral oils and pungent herbs all underscored by crackling minerality. Deep and sweet with powerful cassis and black raspberry candied licorice and violet pastille flavors. This reminded me of a big-ticket single-site Chapoutier Hermitage. The sweetness is reined in by firm mineral and bitter chocolate but returns on the remarkably long juicy finish. Pretty amazing for a sophomore effort. Stephen Ta


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The 100% Syrah offering the 2005 La Sangre de Jonata exhibits an inky/blue/purple hue along with a stunningly pure nose of melted licorice meat juices blackberries pepper and a hint of balsamic. It is a wine of extraordinary density richness high tannin beautiful purity laser-like acidity and superb texture as well as length. This remarkable Syrah is both powerful and elegant. Give it several more years of bottle age and consume it over the following 10-15 years Robert Parkers Wine A


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/29/2014

The 100% Syrah offering the 2005 La Sangre de Jonata exhibits an inky/blue/purple hue along with a stunningly pure nose of melted licorice meat juices blackberries pepper and a hint of balsamic. It is a wine of extraordinary density richness high tannin beautiful purity laser-like acidity and superb texture as well as length. This remarkable Syrah is both powerful and elegant. Give it several more years of bottle age and consume it over the following 10-15 years Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/21/2014

Opaque violet. Explosively perfumed nose offers a wild array of red and dark berry liqueur floral oils and pungent herbs all underscored by crackling minerality. Deep and sweet with powerful cassis and black raspberry candied licorice and violet pastille flavors. This reminded me of a big-ticket single-site Chapoutier Hermitage. The sweetness is reined in by firm mineral and bitter chocolate but returns on the remarkably long juicy finish. Pretty amazing for a sophomore effort. Stephen Tanzers IWC.



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