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2006 Jonata "El Alma de Jonata" Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Franc

SKU #1052584 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Perhaps the greatest Cabernet Franc being made in California is Jonata’s El Alma de Jonata. The amazing 2006, a blend of 95% Cabernet Franc and the balance Cabernet Sauvignon and a dollop of Merlot, tastes like a liquid version of haute couture from Chanel. It possesses nobility, grace, and remarkable complexity. An inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary bouquet of blueberries, black raspberries, and graphite. In the mouth, it reveals wonderful elegance, precision, and laser-like focus along with noteworthy density and intensity for a wine dominated by Cabernet Franc. The varietal character is obvious, and the wine’s superb balance, purity, and well-integrated oak, acidity, and tannin are admirable. This beauty should hit its prime in 2-4 years, and last for 15-20. (RP) Inner quote mark (6/2008)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Vivid ruby-red. Spicy, intensely perfumed bouquet of redcurrant, dark cherry, pipe tobacco, dried rose and licorice. Chewy red and dark berry flavors are firmed by dusty tannins and gain sweetness with air, picking up a sexy set of baking spices. Leaves candied floral notes behind on the long, sappy finish. I'd give this at least five years in the cellar. (JR) Inner quote mark (11/2008)

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