El Desafio de Jonata 2018 Jonata

€ 149,00   - € 129,00 (ex Vat)
156,09 (in Vat)
Jonata - El Desafio de Jonata 2018 Perfect
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Classification Cru Classe
Type Red
Brand Jonata
Vintage 2018
Country United States
Region Central Coast
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Volume 0,75
Condition Perfect
Label Perfect
Stock 12

Professional reviews

Jeb Dunnuck (97)

Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 El Desafio de Jonata has a big Cabernet nose of tobacco leaf and truffly earth as well as beautiful dark fruits, a touch of chocolate, medium to full-bodied richness, ripe tannin, and a great finish. The balance, polish, and elegance here, paired with plenty of concentration, is superb.

Winemaker Matt Dees continues to fashion world class wines at Jonata. Due to the timing of my visit, the 2018s were tasted from barrel as opposed to bottle, hence the score range for the reviews. Regardless, this is a great vintage for the estate. The wines show the vintage’s fresher, more elegant and seamless style and have similarities to the estate’s 2016s. The 2019 vintage was the last vintage made at the old facility in Buellton, and starting in 2020, all of the wines will be made in a brand-new winery being built on the western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills.

BOW (8.50)

Vinous (97)

Cabernet Sauvignon drives the 2018 El Desafio de Jonata. Light on its feet for such a big wine, the Desafio dazzles from the very first taste. Pencil shavings, licorice, lavender, spice, menthol and grilled herbs build in a stunning, deeply pitched Ballard Canyon red that hits all the right notes. The 2018 is simply magnificent. Don't miss it.

James Suckling (94)

Lots of blackcurrants and blackberries with iodine and oyster shells. Full-bodied with dusty tannins and a creamy texture. Asphalt as well. Round and juicy. A blend of 75% cabernet sauvignon, 14% cabernet franc, and 11% petit verdot.

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