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2008 Jonata El Desafio de Jonata Santa Ynez Valley
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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

(84% cabernet sauvignon, 10% petit verdot, 4% cabernet franc and 2% merlot):  Glass-staining purple.  Seductively perfumed nose displays black and blue fruits, mocha, vanilla and incense, along with a strong suggestion of candied rose.  Offers a suave marriage of density and energy, with intense flavors of dark berry compote, chewing tobacco, spicecake and floral pastilles.  Finishes chewy and sweet, with integrated tannins and strong lingering spiciness.

94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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