WHO: Jonata Winery WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon WHERE: California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley WHEN: 2004 SIZE: 1.5L RESERVE: $350 MINIMUM BID: $50 91 points - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate ...
This singular bottle will be a highlight of any cellar, even after the wine inside it is gone.
This is a fairly uncomplicated wine that smells good, tastes good, and works well with slightly salty foods from popcorn to grilled steak.
The nose has rich dark fruits and with a light floral background of violet. The palate has dark plums, elderberry, pencil lead, and violets. Tobacco leaf shows up on the mid-palate. Tannins are very fine. The overall impression is of smooth layers of dark depth. The finish is sweet and lingering, everything is in excellent balance. Drink with bacon-wrapped filet. Highly recommended. DH