Jade Mountain

707-299-2600 240 Gateway Road West
Napa, CA 94558
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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 Read more »

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  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • I'm in Phlly on business but one must allocate play time. Met up my ... first one old was the 1999 Jade Mountain Provençal. It had an advanced nose but the fruit was pretty good. After about an hour TCA took over and we shelved it.Next up was a 2010 Terra di Lavoro Roccamonfina that was tight and uninviting on opening but after a couple hours ... Read More

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  • Funny, I hadn't really noticed that Neyers made so many wines from such ... GSM.  It reminds me of Jade Mountains "Provencale" GSM, which was sourced from different locales so had to be labeled California.  When Jade Mountain was sold and the owners wanted to change the packaging, make Cabernet instead of Rhones, I bought up a bunch of the GSM... Read More

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  • Yeah D, I got a couple:2007 Château de Beaucastel Côtes du ... ... ... Syrah Alturas 2002 Jade Mountain Syrah Paras Vineyard 2004 Jade Mountain Syrah Paras Vineyard 2008 Jemrose Gloria's Gem 2007 Jemrose Syrah Cardiac Hill Bennett Valley2008 Jemrose Syrah Cardiac Hill Bennett Valley 2008 Kale Wines Syrah Samantha's Vineyard 2009 Lagier Meredi... Read More

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  • I love N. Rhone Syrah.  It's my favorite red wine in France.  But the acreage of the region is so small and the area that provide its best wines even smaller, that prices have hit the roof.  Sure, there are a few St. Josephs and Crozes-Hermitages that come in around $25, but those are either made for earlier drinking and a lot less thrilling wit... Read More

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  • Well known producer with broad distribution.  Definitely one of the bigger ... of them will equal the old Jade Mountain's Provencale, which had to be Cali appellated because it mixed Napa, Lake County, and Sierra Foothills grapes, but was a better deal on a CdR-type wine than any other Cali wine--at least when I paid less than $10 for it. Just ... Read More

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  • Does anybody know anything about this winery?I was in a store today and picked up a bottle of their Cuvee Le Bec--a red Rhone blend.  For some reason or other, I have seen the Backmen name a few times recently, and, now, I have a bottle to try.  Clearly, this is not a wine that has attracted a lot of attention.  I don't hear about anybody claimi... Read More

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  • Mine is saying that I spend far more money on wine than I should be for my ... ... Janasse Vin de Pays'02 Jade Mountain Paras Vyd Syrah'04 Jade Mountain Paras Vyd SyrahNV Sherman & Hookers Shebang!'06 Kalleske Sémillon Late Harvest "Lorraine"'04 Parker Family Zinfandel Port "Off the Charts"It's all gotta g Read More

    Forum post in the topic How has your cellar changed?

  • I just checked my inventory--updating after purchasing some Myriad Syrah (thanks, OT!) and putting in the Jemrose Syrahs I bought a month ago (thanks again, OT!) and it is now official:  I have more Syrah than Cab on hand and quite a bit pending delivery.  (Um, thanks OT? Love the wines but the space is getting a little tight...)So it seemed lik... Read More

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  • That's plenty of time for any of those.  That Jade Mountain was made after they sold the winery (Jim Paras kept the vineyard) and changed the labels (and the focus of the winery from Rhone grapes).  Too bad because their Syrah was good stuff, and the Provencale, a GSM blend, was a huge value. Read More

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  • Jade Mountain White wine blend - 2008 California William Hill Estate Chardonnay - 2006 Napa Valley BeringerWhite Merlot- 2012 California I am wanting to know which one of these three I should open first, and If any can age?I bought the 2006 and 2008 at a discounted price, and I am hoping it was not discounted because they are ruin.  Hopefully I ... Read More

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