2004 El Alma de Jonata
- Cabernet Franc
The 2004 cabernet franc blend shows great balance between sweet black fruit and the herbal, Asian spice character so often found in this classic grape. Alongside cassis and black plum it displays characteristic notes of graphite, black olive and rose petal on the nose. In the mouth, this wine is very generous and rich, with flavors reminiscent of dark chocolate-covered raspberries. Its velvety texture flows into the finish with ultra fine grained tannins that coat the mouth, but don’t overwhelm the elegance of the fruit. Very focused and pure wine.
Cases produced: 88
2004 El Desafio de Jonata - Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine displays the classic character of this noble grape with piercing aromas of pure cassis, cedar and dusty herbal notes dominating the nose. The texture of this wine is velvety smooth and full bodied. In the mouth it is intense and complex, shifting between the black fruit, dark chocolate and tobacco flavors. A strong acid backbone and soft fine grained tannins come together to form an elegant finish.
Cases produced: 235
2004 La Sangre de Jonata - Syrah
Blood-like color and brooding nose. Nearly impenetrable black hue. A broad spectrum of aromas swirl out of the glass from black licorice, violets and blackberries to tar and grilled meat characters. On the palate, this wine explodes with a massive serving of sweet black fruit, earthy nuances and pie crust nuances. The ample, but balanced acidity and gripping, yet forgiving tannins offer a hint of the long life ahead of this young, dark and powerful wine.
Cases produced: 308
2004 El Corazon de Jonata - Red Blend
Like the 2004 Syrah, this exotic blend is completely black in color. The extremely complex nose is forever changing in the glass. Each swirl reveals herbs de provenance, anise, fresh blueberry, dried chamomile and gamey, soy sauce notes. Black fruit dominates the huge body of this wine with jam-like concentration. An equally large combination of young, chalky tannins and firm acidity takes a hold of this wine, leaving a long lasting finish with hints of fresh berries and herbs.
Cases produced: 504