Jonata Wines La Sangre de Jonata The Blood Syrah 2012
97% Syrah, 3% Viognier. Jonata is 600 acres of gorgeous, golden hills: 80 of which were meticulously selected based on their unique microclimates and soil profiles, then divided into more than 50 blocks and sub blocks—Each matched with different rootstocks, clones, and planting densities—to provide winemaker Matt Dees with the broadest palette from which to blend the distinctive wines of Jonata.
Gamier and darker than the Todos wine at this stage. Truly lives up to its name. The 2012 is an exotic sangre with ripe fruit, pronounced black pepper, tar, and truffle. Perfumed and powerful and equally impressive on the palate. Floods the mouth with densely packed black fruit. So much kinetic energy. Seamless travel across the palate. Even with the remarkable aromatic profile and mind-boggling density, it is the finish that leaves the lasting impression. Perfectly layered tannins slowly subside leaving nothing but subtle fruit and perfectly balanced acidity. Combination of the tension and massive proportions of its 2007 predecessor and the delicate cool climate notes of the ethereal 2010.