Jonata La Tierra de Jonata Red Wine 2005, Santa Ynez Valley, California

2005 vintage – 93% Sangiovese, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. 50% new French oak, 50% neutral Franch oak. “Nose of fresh strawberries, ripe raspberries and savory nuances give way to elusive floral notes of lavender and violets. An earthy, dusty character also shines through in the aromatic spectrum. Flavors of tart cherry and minerals. Restrained, but still showing signs of a future lush and broad mouthfeel. Lively sangiovese acidity and mouth coating tannins round out the finish.” Matt Dees, Winemaker. . Jonata is dedicated to sustainability from the inside out; a principled approach to farming. With its use of polyface farming – as first introduced to America by Michael Pollan in his book ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma’ – Jonata integrates and revolves livestock (chickens, turkeys, goats, pigs and sheep) in their farming model, which naturally enhances the soil and health of their land not to mention that of the critters themselves and the Jonata community! We maintain a large communal garden and an orchard that produces our own estate olive oil along with honey from bees raised on the ranch. Water is used judiciously and with precision. Herbicides and pesticides don’t even enter the conversation. Dedicated to expressing a range of red-and a handful of white-wines from its estate in the Central Coast of California’s Ballard Canyon appellation within Santa Ynez Valley, Jonata is one of a new breed of producers throughout the world who are thriving with a non-traditional amalgam of varieties and blends.