2005 Jonata 'La Sangre de Jonata' Syrah Santa Ynez Valley

$179.95
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"Same brooding nature and impenetrable color as the 04, but with differences in the flavor profile. Displaying the characteristics of our clone 383. Grilled meats and licorice dominate the nose, with a sturdy layer of black fruits underlying. Black pepper, baking spice, soy sauce and truffles. Pure and focused nose. Massive density, depth and intensity. Mouth-filling, almost chewy, sweet blackberry. Dense and ultra-concentrated with mouthwatering acidity. A beauty and the beast-like monster of a wine, with surprising refinement on the finish." Matt Dees, Winemaker"

That low rumbling sound you hear is Jonata’s (hoe-na-ta) rocket engines warming up for takeoff. Established as a cousin winery to Napa’s acclaimed Screaming Eagle, their first commercial vintage in 2004 caused a stir among mailing list cognoscenti. Then the momentum began to build in the trade. And then Robert Parker called them “one of California’s most exciting new wineries” in a review, and the floodgates blasted open with collectors and connoisseurs scrambling to find their wares. Folks, we’re thrilled to tell you where you can get them! As Robert Parker has remarked, “What they are accomplishing with Bordeaux varietals is mind-boggling.” We can’t really make it any easier for you…

Varietal:
Syrah
Winemaker:
Matt Dees
Vintage:
2005
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 50 New & Neutral French Oak; 50% New
Appellation:
Santa Barbara
Sub-Appellation:
Santa Ynez Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
98% Syrah, 2% Viognier
Score Wine Advocate:
94+
SKU #:
1050972
Size:
750 ml Bottle