2005 La Cancion de Jonata - Pinot Noir
Brooding nose of blackberry and black cherry highlighted with lifted hints of spice and orange zest. Rich and ripe on the palate with sweet fruit and smoky nuances. Seems to pick up momentum with increasing levels of fruit and spice unfolding in the mouth. Soft tannins combine with balanced acidity to create a lasting finish reminiscent of ripe red cherry.
2005 La Tierra de Jonata - Sangiovese
Nose of fresh strawberries, ripe raspberries and savory nuances give way to elusive floral notes of lavender and violets. An earthy, dusty character also shines through in the aromatic spectrum. Flavors of tart cherry and minerals. Restrained, but still showing signs of a future lush and broad mouthfeel. Lively sangiovese acidity and mouth coating tannins round out the finish.
2005 El Alma de Jonata - Cabernet Franc
Explosive aromatic attack of dark chocolate, tobacco leaf, black raspberry, toasty oak and asian spice. Massively rich and round mid palate with swirling layers of sweet black fruit, vanilla, pencil shavings and herbal notes. Shows influence of petit verdot addition with meaty characters and brooding structure. Well balanced acidity. The tannins are abundant and fine grained, showing a promising future for those with the patience for prolonged cellaring. Cassis and toasty oak linger on the finish.
2005 El Desafio de Jonata - Cabernet Sauvignon
Exhibiting a lifted nose that jumps out of the glass with piercing red fruit that mingles with black fruit and a complex combination of cigar box, exotic spices, herbal notes and toasty oak. Sweet black fruit and dusty earth explode in the mouth and move seamlessly to a finish with classic powerfully structured cabernet tannins. Very closed, young and tight. Benefit from extended cellaring/decanting to fully exhibit the full array of it power.
2005 La Sangre de Jonata- Syrah
Same brooding nature and impenetrable color as the 04, but with differences in the flavor profile. Displaying the characteristics of our clone 383. Grilled meats and licorice dominate the nose, with a sturdy layer of black fruits underlying. Black pepper, baking spice, soy sauce and truffles. Pure and focused nose. Massive density, depth and intensity. Mouth-filling, almost chewy, sweet blackberry. Dense and ultra-concentrated with mouthwatering acidity. A beauty and the beast-like monster of a wine, with surprising refinement on the finish.
2005 Corazon de Jonata- Red Blend
Wide mélange of flavors faithfully illustrates the kitchen sink of variety of grapes within the glass. Aromas of smoked meats, wild honey, soy sauce, white truffle, black cherry, cola, brown sugar and oak char. Dizzying yet tempting complexity. Generous and full bodied with mix of blackberry, mushroom notes and smoke. Very approachable at this stage with loads of soft fruit and firm, yet giving tannins. Length, length and length on finish.
2005 La Fuerza de Jonata
- Petite Verdot
Pure black color with barely discernable red around edges. Serious color is accompanied by brooding and dark nose highlighted by notes of pure bramble, fresh crushed blackberries. As it sits in the glass it evolves to savory notes of meat and mineral. In the mouth it is all encompassing, covering every inch with sheer power and depth. An almost oil-like viscosity carries the monstrous weight with elegance. The petit verdot tannins feign an attack on the whole mouth, but instead deliver firm and pleasurable grip. A wine to be put down and revisited with age and serious steak.
2005 La Poesia de Jonata
- Pinot Noir
Rose petal and raspberry notes jump out of the glass, followed by seductive notes of cinnamon and cherry. On the palate it displays layers of spice and ripe, round and pure red fruit. It finishes with a touch of toasty oak and soft, approachable tannins, which allow the fruit essences linger unhindered.