2018 Jonata El Alma de Jonata

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, August 2020

(94-96+ points) Based on 62% Cabernet Franc, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Merlot, brought up in 20% new French oak, the deep purple 2018 El Alma de Jonata boasts a rocking Cabernet Franc nose of smoked black...
VN 96

Vinous, August 2020

Jonata's Cabernet Franc-based red is so elegant and so gorgeous. Sweet floral notes, cedar, mocha, grilled herbs, licorice and sweet pipe tobacco give the 2018 striking aromatic intensity and depth that builds with air...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Barbara
Sub-appellation Santa Ynez Valley
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.1%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Jonata El Alma de Jonata is an exquisite red wine that showcases the artistry of the Central Coast region in California, USA. Crafted by the renowned producer Jonata, this wine is a proprietary blend, carefully composed to deliver a truly exceptional tasting experience.

In the glass, the wine exhibits a deep purple hue that captures the eye and invites exploration. The color hints at the intensity and richness that awaits the palate. Uncorking the bottle releases an enticing aroma that fills the air, captivating the senses with its complexity.

On the nose, the 2018 El Alma de Jonata reveals a captivating blend of smoked black fruits, tobacco, chocolate, and earth. The dominant Cabernet Franc contributes a distinctive character, with its enticing notes of grilled herbs and sweet pipe tobacco. These aromas are complemented by subtle hints of cedar and mocha, adding layers of depth and sophistication.

As the wine caresses the palate, it reveals medium to full-bodied richness, showcasing ripe tannins and well-balanced acidity. The craftsmanship of the winemaker is evident in the seamless integration of these elements, creating a harmonious and elegant mouthfeel. The finish is nothing short of exceptional, leaving a lasting impression that lingers on the palate.

With an alcohol percentage of 14.1%, this red wine showcases both power and finesse. It is a testament to the remarkable terroir of the Santa Ynez Valley sub-appellation within the Santa Barbara appellation. The region's unique climate and soil contribute to the remarkable character of this wine.

The 2018 Jonata El Alma de Jonata has received high praise from critics, further validating its exceptional quality. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it a score of 96 points, highlighting its ripe tannins, good acidity, and great finish. Vinous also bestowed a score of 96, praising its striking aromatic intensity and focused core.

In conclusion, the 2018 Jonata El Alma de Jonata is a remarkable red wine that exemplifies the artistry and craftsmanship of the Central Coast region in California. With its captivating aromas, elegant palate, and accolades from critics, this wine is a true gem that will delight wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.