High End Wine Tasting: Featuring Jonata Vineyard
Taste and have a glass of our exclusively selected Wines from The Ballard Canyon in California’s Central Coast Santa Ynez Appellation. JONATA SAUV BLANC/SEMILLON -LA FLOR DE JONATA 2016, JONATA CABERNET FRANC -EL ALMA DE JONATA- 2009 & JONATA RED BLEND -TODOS- 2012.
Learn everything about these wonderful Central Coast Wines, with wine tasting notes, wine and food pairing tips, best vintages, a history of the property and information on the vineyards and winemaking.
When: Friday September 27th 2019 from 6:00 to 7:00pm
Price: $45.00 includes a taste of the Jonata Sauv Blanc/Semillon- La Flor de Jonata (2016). Retail price $75,00, a taste of Jonata Cabernet Franc- El Alma de Jonata (2009). Retail Price $150.00, a glass of Jonata Red Blend – Todos (2012). Retail Price $65.00, and cheese and charcuterie.
Wine Tasting Notes:Jonata Sauv Blanc/Semillon- La Flor de Jonata (2016)
Wine Tasting Notes:
88% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Sémillon
255 Cases Produced
“Statuesque Flor from a near perfect sauvignon blanc vintage. Showing the vine maturity in its level of polish and precision. Certainly not lacking power. Crushed rock, agave, sea salt, lime and pineapple guava. Voluptuous and fresh. Saline and herbal. Green melon and grapefruit. Sleek and silky. Endless finish led by the electricity of the acid.” Matt Dees, Winemaker
92 Points William Kelley The Wine Advocate April 2018
92-94 Points Jeb Dunnuck Jebdunnuck.com August 2017
Jonata Cabernet Franc- El Alma de Jonata (2009)
86% Cabernet Franc, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot
205 Cases Produced
“Swirling and towering nose. Complex and sophisticated. Deep red, dark green and pitch black. Cassis, espresso bean, bay, thyme and rosemary. Ethereal and velvet fruit. Perfectly steeped black tea. Creamy and dense on the palate. Cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Drink earlier to enjoy the baby fat or put a few bottles away deep in your cellar as we’ve never seen an Alma quite like this. As if 2009 and 2015 Alma had a beautiful baby (with 2007’s perfect balance of course).” Matt Dees, Winemaker
93 Points Antonio Galloni Vinous September 2018
99 Points Jeb Dunnuck jebdunnuck.com October 2018
91-93 Points William Kelley The Wine Advocate April 2018
Jonata Red Blend – Todos (2012)
0% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petite Sirah, 8% Petit Verdot, 5% Sangiovese, 2% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Viognier, 1% Sauvignon Blanc, 1% Sémillon
2,426 Cases Produced
“The ultimate expression of Jonata in the glass; a rare example of the confluence of chaos and seamless unity. Syrah is the first to contribute to the aromas with mulberry, black truffle and a note of green peppercorns. Cabernet shows up next with red fruit and cooling herbs. All the grapes show their true colors as the fruit moves across the palate. Black plum skin and violets. Fruit wrapped in velvet. Layered and mouthwatering tannins. Lovely notes of black pepper spice on finish that speaks to our cold nights on the property. As with the best Todos vintages, it is endowed with a push of fruit that goes on and on.” Matt Dees, Winemaker
92 Points Antonio Galloni Vinous September 2018
95 Points Jeb Dunnuck jebdunnuck.com October 2018
89-91 Points William Kelley The Wine Advocate April 2018
The name Jonata pays homage to the 1845 Spanish land grant, Rancho San Carlos de Jonata. At the time the land grant covered a large part of the Santa Ynez Valley. Today’s Jonata is at the heart of the former land grant. The Jonata name was borrowed by the first pioneers from the local Chumash Indian and means “tall oak”.
Out of the 586 acres acquired by Stan Kroenke, only 84 bear vines today. The highly sandy soil made the vineyard development intricate and the task was successfully done by Central Coast Vineyard Care Associates—the preeminent viticultural management company on the Central Coast. Forgoing conventional wisdom from the outset the estate was planted with a host of varieties that are rarely cultivated side-by-side, an audacious decision at the time that created a stir in the winegrowing community.
From the first harvest in 2004 and under the guidance of Matt Dees, Jonata’s winemaker, it became clear that—despite widespread skepticism—not only had the right decision been made to plant Syrah, Sangiovese and Bordeaux varieties but the meticulously farmed 84-acre vineyard could also produce extraordinary results. Encouraged by Stan Kroenke’s dedication to excellence, the estate has turned out a series of wines that have garnered substantial critical acclaim from Robert M. Parker Jr., Jeb Dunnuck, Antonio Galloni and Stephen Tanzer.
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