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2012 Jonata Syrah La Sangre De Jonata (750ml)

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From The Same Team Behind Screaming Eagle Wines

Additional Information

Vintage 2012
Winery Jonata
Varietal Syrah
Designation La Sangre de Jonata
Bottle Size 750
Classification No
Bottle Condition No
Style Red
Region California
Subregion Santa Ynez Valley

Availability: Out of stock

Price: $145.00

Special Price: $141.88

SKU: #12jonsyab

Reviews

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    • 97

    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    Reviewer, Jeb Dunnuck - Both the 2012s and 2013s from Jonata are superb, and this team excelled with both the Bordeaux and Rhone varieties. I think the 2013s have an extra layer of concentration and depth, with the Fenix being one of the greatest Merlots I have tasted from the region. It is from barrel, so nothing's set in stone, but this is a killer wine. The Cabernet Franc El Alma de Jonata and El Desafio aren’t far behind and are incredibly concentrated and rich. I suspect all of these will have two decades or more of longevity. As to the Syrahs, the La Sangre tastes like the essence of the variety, but is often so tannic in its youth it is almost undrinkable. The Todos is becoming more and more Syrah dominated and certainly is not far behind in terms of quality and is much (well, a little) more approachable on release. In short, you can’t go wrong at this estate and these are brilliant wines that check in near the top of the Santa Barbara hierarchy. Hat's off to winemaker Matt Dees and the rest of the team.
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    • 96-98

    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    Reviewer, Jeb Dunnuck - This was an incredible tasting with winemaker Matt Dees. This estate continues to produce some of the most impressive, long-lived wines in Santa Barbara. As I’ve learned from past tasting, it’s always best to schedule this appointment at the end of the day as these effort have no shortage of tannin and can wreak havoc on one’s palate. While I’ve routinely tasted the La Sangre de Jonata for a number of years now, it was great to be able to go back through past vintages of this estate’s other wines. In addition to these efforts bottled under the Jonata label, I was also able to taste their The Hilt and The Pairing releases, both of which are also reviewed in this report (and highly recommended).

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