Date: Oct 27/14, Mon Time: 18:00:00-21:00:00 Style: Drop-In
Tasting Room members were invited to a tasting with Jonata Estate Manager, Armand de Maigret.
Jonata is one of a new breed of producers throughout the world who are thriving with a non-traditional amalgam of varieties and blends. With a commitment in particular to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah, and informed by cutting edge viticulture, winemaking and a polyface approach to their estate, the Jonata wines are on the vanguard of an emerging quality movement in California winegrowing.
Armand de Maigret of Jonata, debuted the latest vintage of Jonata Todos 2010:
"... offers up knockout aromas and flavors, full-bodied richness and a seamless, layered profile that is hard to resist. Blackberry liqueur, caramelized beef, chocolate and flowers are just some of the nuances here and this pure, polished 2010 can be enjoyed now or cellared for a decade. Drink now-2020."
- 95 points Robert Parker
With incredible attention to detail and care, miniscule yields and brilliant winemaking this remarkable Santa Ynez winery has crafted some compelling Californian wines.
In the words of Robert Parker "...this is one of the most exciting new wineries in California. What they are accomplishing with Bordeaux varietals is mind-boggling".
In addition to the 2010 Todos the tasting also included:
•2008 Sangre de Jonata
•2008 El Desafio de Jonata
•2008 El Alma de Jonata
•2008 La Tierra de Jonata