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Highest-Rated Lowest Priced California Bordeaux Blend Period! Only $25.99

Robert Parker wrote of Jonata: “What they are accomplishing with Bordeaux varietals is mind-boggling.” When you consider the ownership and the resources they’ve brought to bear on this 600-acre oasis in Ballard Canyon, it should come as no surprise. Is the 92-point 2012 The Paring the BEST $25 Bordeaux blend on the coast? I think so. (I’ve had numerous bottles so far) Based on the reviews below, Parker and Galloni think much the same. As The Wine Advocate advises, “Don’t miss it!”    

“Made by the team at Jonata, these wines are basically declassified lots that didn't make the cut for the top Jonata releases. ($100 plus wines) These 2012s are a step up from past vintages and are crazy values. Don't miss a chance to grab some of these!” Wine Advocate

Galloni says “it simply does not get better than this” and that it’s a great choice “by the case.” The Wine Advocate echoes Galloni saying “gorgeously pure, concentrated and structured” with a “decade or more of longevity” and emphatically saying “don’t miss it.”

The 2012 “The Paring” Prop Red is the finest example ever to come off this sensational property. Dark purple/ruby in hue. Lavish aromas of black raspberry, plum, and black cherry, a hint of smoke, touched with Asian spices. Rich, sweet, juicy, and ultra-refined and light on its feet, this is a Bordeaux blend of uncommon richness and elegance, finishing with great tension and sandy soil persistence.

 2012 The Paring Red Bordeaux Blend -

$27.99 / $25.99 Solid Case

Antonio Galloni 92 Points

“The 2012 Red Wine is superb. Supple, radiant and expressive, the 2012 graces the palate with exquisite dark fruit, mocha, plums, spices, raspberry jam and dark spices. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this supremely delicious Cabernet Sauvignon-based red. The 2012 Red Wine is easily one of the very best values readers will find in California.”

Wine Advocate 91 Points

“The estate's Bordeaux blend (declassified lots from Jonata) and a mix of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot, the smokin' good 2012 Red Wine sports an inky purple color to go with full-boded, pure and layered aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, blackberries and graphite. Gorgeously pure, concentrated and structured, with the classic Jonata tannic grip, it's made with a slightly gentler extraction to be more approachable, but it will still have a decade or more of longevity. Aged in 45% new French oak, don't miss it!”

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