Robert Parker 91
The 2004 El Corazon de Jonata is an intriguing combination of 61% Syrah, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, and a dollop of Sauvignon Blanc. Aged 19 months in 40% new and 60% two-year old French oak, this sensual, sexy, deep ruby/purple-colored wine does not possess the weight or blockbuster impact of the La Sangre de Jonata or the El Desafio de Jonata. It offers loads of fruit, a big, floral, chocolate, coffee, blackberry, and cassis-scented perfume, and a savory, fleshy style with no hard edges. It should drink nicely for a decade or more.
Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017