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Jade Mountain Merlot Napa Valley 2010

Member Review by wlstiles3:

This is a very nicely styled Merlot. Nice structure, dark fruit, subtle oak, enjoyable.

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Jade Mountain:
History Since 1988, Jade Mountain has been a pioneer in the production of age-worthy Rhône-style California wines. The winery was founded with the belief that carefully chosen California vineyard sites planted to Rhône grape varieties can achieve quality on-par with the best from the Rhône region in France. Jade Mountain creates world-class wines by pushing the limits of grape-growing and wine... Read more
History Since 1988, Jade Mountain has been a pioneer in the production of age-worthy Rhône-style California wines. The winery was founded with the belief that carefully chosen California vineyard sites planted to Rhône grape varieties can achieve quality on-par with the best from the Rhône region in France. Jade Mountain creates world-class wines by pushing the limits of grape-growing and winemaking for the extract, flavor and richness that comes with the California sun and its individual expressions of Rhône varietals. Terroir Only a few locations in California have the perfect combination of soil and climate for growing world-class Syrah. Paras Vineyard sits at the 1,200-foot elevation on the eastern side of rocky Mount Veeder, overlooking the Napa Valley. The steep, terraced shale slopes are ideal for Syrah because of the cool, yet sun-drenched, climate and low-vigor soils. The vineyard is farmed terrace by terrace, with each row individually cared for. This same care is used at each of the vineyards from which we source grapes for Jade Mountain's wines. The grapes are picked by hand, then fermented in small lots to retain their unique character. All of these factors result in meager production, but high-quality wine Read less

Member Reviews for Jade Mountain Merlot Napa Valley

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Snooth User: wlstiles3
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/21/2010

This is a very nicely styled Merlot. Nice structure, dark fruit, subtle oak, enjoyable.


Snooth User: mbradd
361208207
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/13/2011

Very nice. Typical characteristic Merlot flavors. At this price point, would definitely buy again. Great wine for not having to over think it. Enjoy!


Snooth User: grittyk
523956137
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/10/2011

Great value.... hints of mint and eucalyptus along with more overt plum. Really drinks well for a $9 wine.


Snooth User: mbradd
361208207
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/15/2010

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: fthead9
28066369
3.00 5
Vintage: 2000 10/10/2009

Three glasses

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  • External Reviews for Jade Mountain Merlot Napa Valley

    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2009 01/03/2013

    Velvety and inviting, our 2009 Jade Mountain Merlot brims with dark-fruit expression reminiscent of ripe black cherry and juicy plum. "I added Petit Verdot for high tones of violet in the aromas and for its more firmly structured tannins, which complement the Merlot's plusher, softer ones," says Winemaker Domenica Totty. "The tannins play well with the dark chocolate-cherry notes on the palate and carry them through the persistent finish. We aged a portion of the wine in new Hungarian oak barrels to complete the flavor profile with caramel and spice nuances." - WineryVarietal Composition:88% Merlot12% Petit VerdotHarvest Dates: Late September to early OctoberBarrel Aging: 30% barrel aged for 7 months, 15% new Hungarian oakAppellation: California49% Mendocino CountyPaso Robles AVA in San Luis Obispo County4 % MontereyAlcohol: 13.5%Acidity: 6.0 g/LpH: 3.73Ageability: 2011 to 2014


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2007 05/17/2010

    Smooth and silky, the 2007 Jade Mountain Merlot is densely packed with heady aromas of ripe dark fruit laced with spice. Generous black cherry and plum flavors mingle with caramel notes and hints of Asian five-spice and cinnamon. The expansive flavors and rich texture are well structured with firm, yet approachable, tannins. Nuances of oak spices linger on the long, fruit-imbued finish. We credit the long, slow ripening period of the 2007 vintage for our Merlot's exceptionally deep fruit flavors, supple tannins and elegant balance. - Winery


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2007 04/14/2010

    Jade Mountain Merlot 2007 750ML


    External Review
    Vintage: 2000 01/17/2009

    Wine Tasting NotesEnticing dark plum and cherry fruit character with rose and spice nuances. Supple tannins, silky texture and smooth lingering finish.


    External Review
    Vintage: 1999 01/16/2009

    A Merlot wine from California in USA. 1999 Jade Mountain Merlot Caldwell Vineyard 750ml


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 1999 05/17/2010

    The outstanding 1999 Merlot Paras Vineyard (633 cases) reveals aromas of melted chocolate, black cherry jam, and espresso. It is full-bodied (14.9% alcohol), ripe, dense, and chewy, with toasty new oak in the background. This is a plump, full-throttle Merlot to consume over the next 10-12 years. ** Only 5 in Stock **


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 1999 05/16/2014

    The outstanding 1999 Merlot Paras Vineyard (633 cases) reveals aromas of melted chocolate, black cherry jam, and espresso. It is full-bodied (14.9% alcohol), ripe, dense, and chewy, with toasty new oak in the background. This is a plump, full-throttle Merlot to consume over the next 10-12 years. ** Only 3 in Stock **


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