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2016 Jonata El Alma de Jonata

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April 23, 2023 - $72



99Jeb Dunnuck

...notes of black cherries, cassis, crushed flowers, graphite and lead pencil. The suppleness and sexiness of the 2016 vintage has worked magic on this wine, which is incredibly opulent, expansive and seamless on the palate, with awesome purity of fruit, present tannins, and a huge finish.

93Vinous / IWC

Blackberry jam, espresso, menthol and licorice take on dark shades of expression in this somber yet unctuous Cabernet Franc-based blend from Jonata.

92+ The Wine Advocate

...nose of sliced jalapeño, soy sauce, pipe tobacco and old leather with cocoa, blackcurrant bud, cassis, baked black plums and red fruit sparks plus cedar hints. Medium to full-bodied, it offers a nice interplay of savory, spice and fruit character in the mouth, with firm, chewy tannins and good freshness, finishing long.


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.


Red Wine, Cabernet Franc

This is a parent grape to Cabernet Sauvignon. It most likely originates from Basque country. It is an excellent blending grape, known for making the exquisite Cheval-Blanc. Franc is a little hardier on a vine than Sauvignon, but drinks smoothly at the table.