A potent, delicious effort, with a wide range of flavors. Dark and dense, with aromas of blackberry, rhubarb, pepper, tar, tobacco leaf and cedar. Eases up a bit, showing a suppleness midpalate on. Ends with a mix of anise and licorice notes.
Drink Dates: 2015-2028
Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96
More lively and pure, with brighter acidity than the 2010, the 2011 La Sangre de Jonata gives up plenty of violets, toast, licorice, chocolate and blackberry fruit as well as a full-bodied, supple and gorgeously focused and pure feel in the mouth. More approachable than the 2010, and scoring high on drinkability, this beauty will benefit from another year or thee and drink nicely through 2026. Drink 2015-2026.