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2014 Jonata Fenix

ITEM 7976196 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$60
Item Sold Amount Date
I7999728 1 $54 Nov 14, 2021
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RATINGS

93+ The Wine Advocate

...nose of crushed black plums, blackberry compote and mulberries with hints of Chinese five spice, garrigue, rare beef and dried Mediterranean herbs. The medium-bodied palate struts a lot of showy black fruit and spicy layers, with velvety tannins and lovely freshness paving the long finish.

93Vinous / IWC

...round, supple and inviting. Dark wild cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco, licorice and dark spice notes infuse this creamy voluptuous red...

92Jeb Dunnuck

...notes of black cherries, plums, damp earth and dark chocolate...medium to full-bodied, supple and elegant on the palate, with some tannin that has bite on the finish.

PRODUCER

Jonata

Jonata is a small, relatively new producer in Santa Barbara County, on California’s Central Coast. It is owned by E. Stanley Kroenke. Kroenke also owns the original cult California producer, Screaming Eagle. Jonata is in the Santa Ynez appellation and it consists of 586 acres with 83 acres under cultivation. The winemaker is Matt Dees, a soil scientist with winemaking experience in Napa Valley and New Zealand. The estate produces Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and a Red Wine Vineyard Blend.

REGION

United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Ynez Valley AVA is home to more wineries than any other area in Santa Barbara County. The appellation was established in 1983 and it includes a total of 76,800 acres, of which 1,500 acres are vineyards. Chardonnay is the dominant grape in this appellation, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. The appellation runs east and west with temperatures and microclimates changing significantly from warmer in the east to cool by the time the district gets close to the Pacific Ocean. In recent years Rhone-style wines have been successfully made here, and vineyards now are also planted to Syrah, Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache, Mourvedre and Marsanne.