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2013 Jonata La Sangre de Jonata Ballard Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley

America/United States, California
96 WA
Jonata La Sangre de Jonata Ballard Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Santa Ynez Valley
Winery Jonata
Vintage 2013
Color Red
Varietal(s) 97% syrah, 3% viognier
¥24,200  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Santa Ynez Valley
Winery Jonata
Vintage 2013
Color Red
Varietal(s) 97% syrah, 3% viognier
Press
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 750ml
Alcohol 15.4%
Product Code JO-4SYSG13
UPC NONE
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Still tight and closed, which is a great sign for a young Sangre with such a long life ahead. Scents of black plum, black pepper and soy sauce. Savory notes combine with lifted black fruit. Shows its power on the attack with superbly sweet mulberry fruit. Dense and chewy like all of the 2013 reds.
Tightly wound with ultra fine tannin wrapped around a savory core. Dried mushroom, clove and black true. Exceptionally well-endowed Sangre. A wild animal of a wine. Built in a similar mold to the epic 2005 and 2009 Sangre bottlings.

Production

Vintage Notes

A vintage I’ll always remember for the endless summer conditions; warm and dry day after day. In a dry vintage that was often defined by large yields, Jonata was an exception. Taking a cue from the drought conditions, we entered the vineyard blocks early and often to drop fruit from the thirsty vines. After dropping the initial yields 50% from 2 clusters/shoot to 1 cluster/shoot, we made another pass cutting the remaining cluster in half. With a mere 25% of our original yield hanging, the vines were able to ripen to a concentrated and supremely intense level without added water stress. The wines show this intensity in spades. Expansive and focused, savory and chewy. These blends represent the perfect lens through which to view the confluence of the Santa Barbara sun and the Jonata sandy soils. A perfect match.

Vinification

35% new French oak, 65% neutral French oak