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Jade Mountain Red Rhone Blend Napa Valley la Provençale 2008

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La Provençale was inspired by the easygoing lifestyle of the South of France. Classic varietals such as Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignane express the juicy, dark fruit character of plum and blackberry, with hints of raspberry sauce, chocolate, saffron and smoke. The Carignane grapes are from the ancient vines of the Evangelho Vineyard in Contra Costa County, which are grown on their own roots in sandy soil along the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta. The Grenache also comes from ancient vines, these in San Benito County, where rich raspberry flavors dominate and unfold to dried wild strawberry and a hint of bay leaf. Bright acidity and supple tannins make this wine a chef’s delight—the perfect complement to a wide array of dishes.

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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

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Snooth User: solargecko
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0.00 5
11/15/2010

As heard on <a href="http://www.wypr.org/Cellar_Notes.html">Cellar Notes</a>.

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Snooth User: ONUMello
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/16/2010

Raspberry/blackberry cedar box nose. Big fruit up front, but the finish is nothing but cedar box, and that overoaked oak monster lingers in a none-too pleasant finish. (90 points nose/initial attack, 80 finish = 85 overall)


Snooth User: timharan
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/22/2009

Three glasses


Snooth User: WineGent
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 08/04/2008

This is a blend of five varietals, the primary grape is Mouvedre. It also features Syrah, Granache, Carignane and Viognier. All of these are classic grapes blended to make Chateauneuf du Pape in the Rhone region of France. Jade Mountain (Now owned by multi-national conglomerate Diageo) was way ahead of the times producing these varieties in California, and it shows. The wine poured a lighter color then I anticipated. It looked more like a Pinot Noir then a Syrah blend. The aroma was fabulous. Raspberries and red fruit, spice, clove and a bit of vanilla. Very nice start. The wine is very lush and fruit forward. Raspberry and plum are the main components. Tannins are smooth but balances. There is a bit of a burn on the end...but not unpleasant. Turns out this wine is over 14% alcohol.

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Gerry Dunn
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    4.00 5
    Vintage: 1999 09/12/2010

    I have long been a fan of the JM "La Provencale", being a Rhone lover. Getting to the end of my stash of the 99. This is taking on port like notes now. On a personal level, noting what I paid for it back in 2003, and including a value for money , this would be a 4.75 for me :-)



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    La Provençale was inspired by the easygoing lifestyle of the South of France. Classic varietals such as Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignane express the juicy, dark fruit character of plum and blackberry, with hints of raspberry sauce, chocolate, saffron and smoke. The Carignane grapes are from the ancient vines of the Evangelho Vineyard in Contra Costa County, which are grown on their own roots in sandy soil along the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta. The Grenache also comes from ancient vines, these in San Benito County, where rich raspberry flavors dominate and unfold to dried wild strawberry and a hint of bay leaf. Bright acidity and supple tannins make this wine a chef’s delight—the perfect complement to a wide array of dishes.

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