Date: Nov 07/11, Mon Time: 05:00:00-07:00:00 Style: Drop-In
Jonata Wine Tasting - Courtesy of Woodman Wines & Spirits, an exclusive tasting with Estate Manager Armand de Maigret of Jonata.
This remarkable Santa Ynez winery has been crafting some of California's most compelling wines. In the words of Robert Parker “... this is one of California’s most exciting new wineries. What they are accomplishing with Bordeaux varietals is mind-boggling".
The tasting will include wines from Jonata as well as their second label The Paring. If you missed their visit to FWR in March, this is a rare second opportunity to meet Armand and sample his wines.
Wines to be sampled include the following:
El Alma de Jonata 2006, Santa Ynez – VCC 218925 $143.95
Parker: 95 Perhaps the greatest Cabernet Franc being made in California… The amazing 2006, a blend of 95% Cabernet Franc and the balance Cabernet Sauvignon and a dollop of Merlot, tastes like a liquid version of haute couture from Chanel. It possesses nobility, grace, and remarkable complexity…
Sangre de Jonata 2006, Santa Ynez – VCC 20517 $145.00
Parker : 93 – 95 … an unmistakable Syrah personality that combines the best of French savoir faire with California fruit. It is a stunning effort…
La Poesia de Jonata 2007, Santa Ynez –VCC 220509 $99.00
Pinot Noir. “Bright and vibrant ruby hue. Complex nose of incense, black cherry, plums, fig and smoke notes; black pepper and cinnamon…. Pure velvet on the palate; rich and mouth filling, but also elegant and refined. An excellent value ... (Food & Home, Winter 2010)
La Fuerza de Jonata 2006, Santa Ynez –VCC 221168 $89.00
Syrah. Impenetrable black color. A seeming abyss in the glass. Hedonistic nose of black fruit, cedar, espresso bean and sanguine notes. Sweet vanilla and baking spices combined with meaty and gamey nuances. Glass staining; velvety and rich in the mouth. Subtle tannins sneak up until they gently envelope the entire palate, but somehow leave just enough room for the seemingly endless finish of vibrant black fruit to shine through.
La Tierra de Jonata 2007, Santa Ynez – V Oct 15/11 221150 $84.95
Parker: 93 The 2007 La Tierra de Jonata …blows away virtually every other Sangiovese made in California. High quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, cedar, sweet, meaty porcini mushrooms, cassis, cherries, and graphite are all present in the spectacular aromatics and rich, full-bodied flavors. There is not a hard edge to be found in this refreshingly vibrant, fruity red. Enjoy it over the next 3-5 years.
The Paring White 2008, Santa Ynez – V 221192 $26.95
375 cases made. 54% Sauv Blanc, 33% Semillon, 17% Viognier.
The Paring ‘The Hilt’ Chardonnay 2008, Santa Ynez – V ISD 221176 $32.95
290 cases made. Tantalizing mix of hazelnut, ripe peach, butterscotch and gunflint jumps from the glass. Classic central coast chardonnay with distinct nod to Meursault.