Jada Vineyard & Winery
5620 Vineyard Drive
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Open Daily 11 to 5pm
$10 to $15 tasting fee, complimentary with purchase of 3 bottles of wine
Tours by Appointment
Complimentary tastings for Wine Club Members immediately upon sign-up
Beautiful hillside location with outdoor deck
$30 to $75 per bottle
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Jada Vineyard & Winery Description
On the west side of Paso Robles, on Vineyard Drive is the hilltop winery and vineyards of Jada. The winery produces Bordeaux and Rhône blends. The vineyard was established in 1999, when Jack and Robyn Messina purchased the land with their sights set on making olive oil. They quickly decided to diversify and plant grapes and later, in 2005, created a winery.
The old barn on the property lent itself perfectly to a gravity flow winery. The living space above the old horse stables was converted into a contemporary tasting room, and the stables below converted to become the barrel room.
The modern open air tasting room has an acid stained concrete tasting bar and a great deck to enjoy. The friendly staff will guide you through the wines paired with fine cheeses from Paso’s local cheese shop, Vivant. You can sample Jada’s Tuscan-style olive oil made from olives grown on the estate.
Jada Vineyards Wine making description
The "Jersey Girl", named for Robyn's proud roots, is Syrah harvested from the tops of the hills. Jersey Girl 2008 $40.00
100 % Estate Syrah 462 Cases Produced
The 2C block of Syrah, at 14 acres, is one of the largest blocks on the property and covers a variety of aspects and soil depths. As a result, the grapes were harvested
over five picks spanning roughly two weeks. The 08 Jersey Girl is a selection of barrels from each of these picks designed to offer up subtle nuances and add to the overall intrigue of the wine.
The grapes were hand harvested, destemmed and gravity fed to 1.5 ton and 3 ton open top fermenters. Each lot then underwent an extensive pre-fermentation cold soak. Over the next three weeks the lots were fermented separately utilizing only punch-down for cap management. Upon dryness, the lots were gently basket pressed and aged in barrel for 18 months prior to blending. The wines were then bottled unfined and unfiltered in April 2010.
Slight notes of lavender and dark cocoa are presented on the nose, while flavors
of cassis and boysenberry develop on the palate, along with a velvety smooth body.
Jersey Girl 2008
Wines and Awards
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AMERICAN FINE WINE FESTIVAL
BEST OF CLASS (Rhone Blend)
2009 Hell’s Kitchen (one of only 10 wines awarded “Best of Class” honors)
SILVER MEDAL WINNER (Rhone category):
2009 Jersey Girl
SILVER MEDAL WINNER (Bordeaux category):
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2010 "88" Paso Robles $35 (50% grenache blanc, 30% viognier and 20% roussanne): Light, bright gold. High-pitched aromas of peach, nectarine, pear and jasmine. A supple, spicy midweight, offering fresh pit and orchard fruit flavors and a touch of ginger. A fragrant, juicy, nicely concentrated blend with very good finishing clarity and length. 90 points.
2009 Hell's Kitchen Paso Robles $50 (32% syrah, 31% grenache, 23% mourvedre and 14% tannat): Bright purple. Dark berries, violet and Indian spices on the smoky nose. Deeply pitched flavors of bitter cherry and cassis stain the palate and pick up a suave vanilla note with aeration. Smooth and sweet on the finish, which clings with noteworthy tenacity. 91 points.
2009 Strayts Paso Robles $45 (55% merlot, 24% syrah, 16% petit verdot and 5% cabernet sauvignon): Inky ruby. Sexy aromas of blackberry and blueberry compote, lavender, incense and black pepper. A smoky quality adds complexity to the rich dark berry flavors, which are given shape by silky tannins. Very suave, creamy and sweet, with good finishing thrust and an echo of spice and floral notes. 90 points. International Wine Cellar http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer
2008 Jersey Girl Paso Robles $45 (100% syrah): Inky purple. Sexy, oak-spiced dark berry preserve aromas are complemented by notes of sandalwood and violet. Sweet, penetrating black raspberry, mulberry and vanilla flavors are framed by velvety tannins and deliver solid punch, with no rough edges. Juicy and seamless syrah with bright finishing lift and very good spicy persistence. 91 points.
2008 Jack Of Hearts Paso Robles $48 (51% cabernet sauvignon, 44% petit verdot and 5% merlot): Dark violet color. Sexy, expansive aromas of blackberry, cola and pipe tobacco, with notes of allspice and anise adding complexity. Densely packed red and dark fruit flavors stain the palate, with sexy oak spice and floral nuances adding allure. This rich, silky wine finishes with excellent thrust and lingering floral pastille and cola notes. Improved markedly with aeration. 90 points.
2008 Mirror Paso Robles $40 (58% syrah, 30% cabernet sauvignon, 8% petit verdot and 4% merlot): Glass-staining ruby. Blueberry, boysenberry and smoky Indian spices on the nose, with a sexy oak quality building with air. Juicy dark berry flavors are framed by supple tannins and energized by tangy acidity. Gains depth and fleshiness with air, finishing smoky and persistent. 90 points.
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition- January 2011
Silver Medal - 2008 Jersey Girl
Silver Medal - 2008 Jack of Hearts
San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition - 2010
Gold Medal – 2006 Mirror, 53% estate syrah, 37% estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
Silver Medal - 2007 Hell's Kitchen, 54% estate syrah, 25% Tannat,21% Mourvedre
Silver Medal - 2006 Jack of Hearts, 45% estate cabernet sauvignon, 40% petit verdot, 15% estate merlot
Jada Is Awarded the Following from Stephen Tanzer!
2007 Hell's Kitchen Paso Robles ($48; 54% syrah, 25% tannat and 21% mourvedre) Inky ruby. Exotic scents of red and dark berries, black olive, minerals and violet; smells like a powerful northern Rhone wine. Creamy black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors stain the palate and are framed by velvety tannins. The violet note returns on the finish, which is strikingly sweet and persistent.91 points
2006 Passing By Paso Robles ($38; 95% cabernet sauvignon and 5% merlot) Saturated ruby. Smoky, pungent aromas of dried red berries and cherry, with notes of anise and rose adding complexity. Dusty tannins add support to the deep red- and blackcurrant flavors, which are given spine by zesty minerality. Manages to be ripe as well as nervy, and finishes with good clarity and spicy persistence.90 points
2006 Jack Of Hearts Paso Robles ($42; 45% cabernet sauvignon, 40% petit verdot and 15% merlot) Deep ruby-red. Youthfully primary dark berry and cherry skin on the nose, with complicating notes of cracked pepper and minerals. Tightly wound on entry but loosens up and gains sweetness with air to offer lush black raspberry and boysenberry flavors. Finishes with impressive clarity and a strong kick of Asian spices. This is drinking very well right now.91 points
Jada’s The JAC (Jada Allotment Club) membership provides:
- No membership fee.
- 3 or 6 bottle members receive a 15% discount on all wine & merchandise (except for food items).
- 12 bottle members receive a 20% discount on all wine and merchandise (except for food items).
- Our most premium & limited-edition wines - Jada's new Wine Connoisseur Series (WCS) - are exclusively available to JAC members.
- 3,6, or 12 bottles shipped to you twice per year in the Spring & Fall. 2 or 4 bottles of the WCS wines shipped to you once per year in Dec/Jan (shipments generally range from from $115-$130 plus shipping & sales tax where applicable).
- JAC shipments are also available for pick-up upon member request.
- Members can cancel at any time after the receipt of 3 shipments.
- Fact sheets on each wine included with your shipment.
- Up to 4 complimentary tastings (4 total) per visit to the winery.
- Discounts and priority invitations for members and their guests to Jada events.
- JAC member discounts available at local hotels for specific area events.
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