This bottle of Jonas Red Wine 2010 from Napa was sourced in the Girard Winery tasting room in Yountville, ca. This bottle is normally not available for tasting. I have a philosophy that if I am served the wine, I just might buy it. When I discussed this philosophy with the server, the server opened up a bottle of Jonas. In the end, we purchased a bottle of it.
There was a saying on the label of this bottle of wine and it states “Vinum ex Steriliis.” This is Latin for “Wine of the Barrel.” The wine is a blend Cabernet Franc and Syrah. The production volume of Jonas is 150 cases, so you can see why it is not normally tasted, at the tasting room.
To the wine:
Nose: The nose on this Jonas Red Wine was strong and full of berry notes. Nothing individual dominated the nose of this wine, it was just nice and added to the wine tasting experience.
Tasting Phase: The tasting phase on this red wine, was strong on the berry and spice notes. Nothing overpowering was sensed during the tasting phase, but this is a bolder wine, that can stand on its own.
Finish: The finish on this wine pulls from the full tongue. The spice note was muted on the finish and lost a bit to the berry notes. I really enjoyed the finish on this wine.
Now to the question: Yes I would purchase this wine again. I look forward to next years vintage.