Jonata

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Based north of Santa Barbara in the Santa Ynez Valley, Jonata sold its first wine – the 2004 vintage – as recently as 2007. With a particular commitment to red grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah, Jonata’s 586 acres are cultivated wholly organically, with a dedication to sustainability and ethical farming that pervades across the range.

Under the same ownership as America’s most famous fine wine, Screaming Eagle, and considered by many to be its “sister” winery, Jonata is an estate at the very pinnacle of California winemaking. Winemaker is the exceptionally talented Matt Dees, who turned down a winemaking job at Screaming Eagle to remain at Jonata. The wines created at this extraordinary estate are seldom easygoing, but hugely concentrated and complex, with unorthodox varietal blending, ripe fruits and expensive oak in evidence as standard.

Range highlights include the eye-wateringly rare Todos, a Syrah-dominated blend made in annual batches of little more than 2,000 cases and described by the Wine Advocate’s Jeb Dunnuck as thrillingly concentrated. Elsewhere, the Bordeaux blend El Alma (“The Soul”) has scored highs of 97 points in the Wine Advocate, whilst Chapoutier Ermitage lookalike La Sangre (“The Blood”) has scored a near-perfect 98-100 points with Robert Parker.

Normally only available via a tightly controlled mailing list, Jonata wines are rarities and ones to seek out wherever possible, though demand perpetually outstrips supply.

“This estate continues to produce some of the most impressive, long-lived wines in Santa Barbara.” Jeb Dunnuck

“Jonata truly stands out in the Central Coast as a producer of exceptionally refined wines” Antonio Galloni

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2013 El Alma de Jonata Jonata

94.0

2013 El Alma de Jonata

94.0
£1,674.00
£1,674.00

2007 El Desafio de Jonata Jonata

2007 El Desafio de Jonata

£1,755.00
DP £148.00

2013 Fenix Jonata

2013 Fenix

£781.00
£781.00

2013 La Sangre de Jonata Jonata

96.5

2013 La Sangre de Jonata

96.5
£1,674.00
£1,674.00

2011 La Sangre de Jonata Jonata

96.0

2011 La Sangre de Jonata

96.0
£1,120.00
£1,120.00

2010 La Sangre de Jonata Jonata

2010 La Sangre de Jonata

£1,755.00
£1,755.00

2009 La Sangre de Jonata Jonata

94.0

2009 La Sangre de Jonata

94.0
£1,120.00
£560.00

2005 La Sangre de Jonata Jonata

2005 La Sangre de Jonata

£1,120.00
£1,120.00

2014 The Hilt Old Guard Chardonnay Jonata

2014 The Hilt Old Guard Chardonnay

£469.00
£235.00

2014 The Hilt Old Guard Pinot Noir Jonata

2014 The Hilt Old Guard Pinot Noir

£569.00
£285.00

2014 The Hilt Santa Barbara Chardonnay Jonata California

2014 The Hilt Santa Barbara Chardonnay California

£403.00
£203.00

2014 The Hilt Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir Jonata California

2014 The Hilt Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir California

£403.00
£203.00

2014 The Hilt Vanguard Chardonnay Jonata California

2014 The Hilt Vanguard Chardonnay California

£493.00
£247.00

2014 The Hilt Vanguard Pinot Noir Jonata

94.0

2014 The Hilt Vanguard Pinot Noir

94.0
£569.00
£285.00

2013 Todos Jonata

94.0

2013 Todos

94.0
£713.00
£713.00

2012 Todos Jonata

93.0

2012 Todos

93.0
£493.00
£247.00

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