New Jonata Allocation

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Jonata is under the same ownership as the mighty Screaming Eagle, it is therefore no surprise Dunnuck considers that the common thread [of their wines] is incredible quality.”


The Michel Rolland-trained winemaker Matt Dees – who turned down the winemaking job at Screaming Eagle to stay at Jonata – is, according to Dunnuck, unquestionably one of the most talented winemakers in the central coast.” Which means “it’s always a fun tasting” at Jonata; and the his latest visit was clearly no exception with scores of up to 99 points.


Made in minuscule quantities and jam-packed with complexity, Jonata’s epic cuvées are usually only available via a controlled mailing list and always sell out rapidly. However, through FINE+RARE’s relationship with the winery, we’ve managed to secure a direct allocation of the new 2014s, described by Jeb Dunnuck as “a classic, charming Califonia vintage”, and an additional parcel of "a downright serious beauty" from the legendary 2013 vintage…


[SOLD OUT] 2014 La Sangre de Jonata (The Blood): 99 points, “Unquestionably the star of the show… Reminding me of an Hermitage from Bessards.” – Jeb Dunnuck


[SOLD OUT] 2014 El Desafio de Jonata (The Defiance): 94 points, “Elegant texture… It will merit an even higher score if it gains weight in bottle.” – Jeb Dunnuck


2014 Todos (Everything): 93 points, “Isn’t far behind the other cuvees in quality… textured beauty that has tons to love.” – Jeb Dunnuck

2013 El Alma de Jonata (The Soul): 96+ points, “Silky, aromatic and expressive… What a striking wine this is.” – Antonio Galloni


To say that the organically-farmed Jonata only started selling their wines a decade ago, their trajectory has been nothing short of astronomical. Antonio Galloni describes them as “a producer of exceptionally refined wines”, and these latest releases (for which stock will arrive towards the end of November) are sure to sell out very quickly…

El Desafio La Sangre El Alma Todos de Jonata Santa Ynez Valley Barbara Ballard Canyon AVA Matt Dees California USA America