2018 Jonata La Sangre de Jonata

Syrah - 750ML
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JD 98 JS 97 VN 97
JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, August 2020

(96-98 points) Lastly, the 2018 La Sangre de Jonata is 97% Syrah and 3% Viognier brought up in 15% new French oak (8% whole clusters). The 2018 will be a gorgeous vintage for this cuvée, offering lots of bloody blue and...
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, April 2022

Intense smoke and dried meat with purple fruit. Smoke and sweet tea, too. This is full-bodied, yet it shows freshness and a layered mouth-feel of fine tannins, fruit and acidity. Extremely complex. Cote-Rotie here. Drink...
VN 97

Vinous, August 2020

The 2018 La Sangre de Jonata is another wine in this range that is all finesse. Time in the glass releases a range of dark red cherry, plum fruit, along with wild flowers, herbs, licorice, mint and blood orange. All of...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Barbara
Sub-appellation Santa Ynez Valley
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Allow me to introduce you to the 2018 Jonata La Sangre de Jonata, a remarkable Syrah from the Santa Ynez Valley in California's Central Coast region. This wine exudes elegance and sophistication, captivating both the palate and the senses.

In the glass, the La Sangre de Jonata displays a deep, rich red color that immediately catches the eye. The nose is greeted with an enticing bouquet of bloody blue and black fruits, accompanied by hints of ground pepper and smoked meat. It's an aromatic journey that promises a truly exceptional tasting experience.

On the palate, this wine delivers a full-bodied and precise expression, showcasing its opulent style and impeccable finesse. The flavors harmoniously intertwine, revealing notes of dark red cherry, plum fruit, and wild flowers, with subtle undertones of herbs, licorice, mint, and blood orange. It's a symphony of flavors that dance across the tongue and leave a lasting impression.

The 2018 La Sangre de Jonata has been expertly crafted with 97% Syrah and 3% Viognier, aged in 15% new French oak with 8% whole clusters. With an alcohol content of 14.5%, this wine exudes power and intensity while maintaining a balanced and refreshing character.

Renowned wine critics have showered this vintage with praise. Jeb Dunnuck bestows a score of 98 points, noting its potential for further aging and predicting a bright future for this cuvée. Vinous awards it 97 points, describing it as an absolutely impeccable Syrah that dazzles from start to finish. James Suckling also gives it an impressive 97 points, highlighting its complexity and suggesting it could rival the esteemed wines of Cote-Rotie.

To fully appreciate the beauty of the 2018 Jonata La Sangre de Jonata, it is recommended to allow it to age for 3-4 years. However, if you can't resist the temptation, it is certainly enjoyable now. Whether you choose to savor it immediately or let it develop further, this wine promises an unforgettable journey through the world of Syrah.