Jonata Todos Red Wine 2018, Ballard Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley, California

The Ballard Canyon AVA is located within the greater Santa Ynez Valley appellation. As California?s Central Coast most notable emerging locations, Jonata?s sandy site and its team?s winegrowing know-how have produced results that are widely recognized as the best ever seen from this region. 2018 vintage – 45% Syrah, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 9% Petite Sirah, 5% Merlot and 6% Misc Other Varietals. “Savory, earth-driven and lifted by floral aromatics. Violet candies, balsamic, nutmeg, espresso bean, black pepper, black cherry and ripe blackberry. Stunning, graceful and complete. Polished and drinking beautifully today directly out of the bottle. The definition of balance. Robust dark fruit, buoyed by energetic acidity and buffered by soft and coating tannins. A seamless and approachable Todos. Highlighting Syrah on the nose with a strong Cabernet Sauvignon voice on the palate. The complex and layered structure is a ten-variety ensemble effort. Fascinating and sumptuous.” 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.