Joshua Harp Takes on Role as Winemaker at Jada Vineyard & Winery in Paso Robles, California.
“These latest releases from Jada put their foot firmly on the power and richness pedal and deliver inky, mouthfilling, fruit-loaded profiles. . .” - Jeb Dunnuck
2016 Strayts | 93 points
“I loved the 2016 Strayts, which stays lively and vibrant on the palate while still packing plenty of muscle and depth. Blackberries, black cherries, leafy herbs, and some dried soil notes all emerge from this Merlot-dominated blend (there’s 33% Petit Verdot and 6% Syrah) and it has ripe tannins, a layered, balanced texture, and a great finish. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years or more.”
Reviewed on: 11/29/18
2016 Jack of Hearts | 92 points
2016 Jersey Girl | 92 points
2016 Passing By | 91 points
2016 Hell’s Kitchen | 91 points
2016 SawBones | 90+ points
2017 SawBones | 92-95 points
”I was able to taste three barrel samples, all of which were terrific. The 2017 Saw Bones (44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Syrah, and the rest Petit Verdot) offers lots of vanilla-laced cassis and flowers, with full-bodied richness, and a deep, layered style on the palate. It’s incredibly impressive.” - Jeb Dunnuck
2017 Tannat | 90-93 points
”The 2017 Tannat (there’s around 9% of Merlot blended) is also powerful and rich, with lots of jammy blueberry and blackberry fruits, full body, good acidity, and a balanced, structured style. I love its purity of fruit, and it should easily be an outstanding wine.” - Jeb Dunnuck
2017 Passing By | 93-95 points
”Last of the barrel samples, the 2017 Passing By boasts terrific flowery cassis, white flowers, and tobacco notes in a seamless, elegant, beautifully balanced style. All these 2017s have more purity and elegance than the 2016 without sacrificing depth or richness.” - Jeb Dunnuck
Josh Raynolds first discovered Jada back in 2009 when Scott Hawley was our original winemaker. Celebrating our 10th anniversary this year, we were excited when Josh Raynolds was announced as one of VINOUS’s wine critics for the Central Coast and that he would be reviewing a few of our 2016 releases.
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2016 Passing By
2016 Jack of Hearts
2017 1149 Rosé
"A blend of 80% Grenache, 17% Syrah, 2% Mourvèdre and 1% Viognier, the medium garnet-
purple colored 2015 Jack John opens with vibrant red cherry and raspberry notes over hints
of roses, baking spices and dusty earth. Full-bodied, rich and decadent on the palate, the
perfumed red berry flavors are well-framed by velvety tannins and it finishes long and lively."
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While the crop was tiny due to the cool bloom in the Spring, the 2015 vintage rewarded us with beautiful, elegant fruit that had earlier flavor development than in years past. This allowed us to pick sooner at Jada and to keep the alcohol percentages down. The results were nuanced, textured wines more reminiscent of the Rhone Valley & Bordeaux rather than the big, fruit bombs for which Paso is typically known. While still dense, rich, and flavorful, the 2015s are more subtle & complex than in years past and should go a long way in dispelling the myth that Paso can only produce big, fat, over-ripe wines that lack complexity, differentiation, and age-ability.
2015 SawBones | 93 pts.
2015 WCS JackJohn Grenache Blend | 93 pts.
Full reviews to appear in the upcoming March 2017 issue . . .
2014 Passing By | 94 pts. & Cellar Selection
2014 WCS JackJohn Grenache Blend | 94 pts.
2014 Jersey Girl | 94 pts.
2014 Hell's Kitchen | 93 pts.
Paso Robles: Taming the Beast
BY JOSH RAYNOLDS | SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
“Paso Robles is currently one of the hottest regions in California, and it’s not just the weather. While there were just a relative handful of highly ambitious wineries here at the turn of the century, that number has been growing steadily, with new producers like Clos Solene, DAOU, Desparada, Ledge, Aaron, The Farm, Law and Turtle Rock recently making their mark. In addition, established producers such as Adelaida, Lone Madrone, Halter Ranch and Jada have significantly stepped up their games and must now be counted among the Central Coast’s best wineries. The region’s burgeoning wine scene can only mean increased pressure on all producers in the area to keep up with a growing number of leaders, which is excellent news for everybody, especially consumers.”
Thanks to the dedicated efforts of our staff here at Jada, we recently received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence Award for 2016.
Each year THE FIFTY BEST releases its list of best Rosé wines. We are proud to announce that Jada's 2015 1149 Rosé was included in their "fifty best" list for 2016 and received a Gold Medal award for our take on a Bandol-style Rosé.
Jada excels in latest reviews from Matt Kettmann.
2013 Passing By
93 pts. - Cellar Selection
93 pts. - Editor's Choice
2013 Jack of Hearts
2013 WCS JackJohn
Jada's 2012 Passing By receives highest rating for California producers in Wine Enthusiast's latest, "The Best New World Cab Blends to Buy Right Now".
"Winemaker David Galzignato is making bold but layered wines from the Willow Creek district . . . " - Matt Kettmann
2013 Jada Vineyard & Winery XCV - "Tropical And Adventurous White Wine From Paso Robles, California"
"California Rhones Come on Strong"
by MaryAnn Worobiec
"Jada, out of Paso Robles, already has a track record of impressive reds, but its whites have also caught my attention."
Recently, Anthony Dais Blue reviewed some of the Jada wines and afterwards he sat down with Jada winemaker, David Galzignato, for a short, but informative look into what goes into the process of producing the Jada wines.
Veteran editor of Bon Appetit and Food & Wine Magazine and current producer of 'Blue Lifestyle", Anthony Dais Blue recently visited the Central Coast to review the area's top producers. The results were outstanding for Jada. Only Jada and Booker received wine ratings of 95 points . . .
"Ultimate Food Weekend: Paso Robles Wine Country"
by Leslie Balla
"Where to Sip: Westside"
Jada's newest wine, the 2012 WCS "JackJohn", is now available for tasting in the tasting room along with 5 other new releases. This is the most new releases at a single time for Jada thanks to the enthusiasm & support of our customers & wine club members.
Try why our owner, Jack Messina, & our winemaker, David Galzignato, have called the 2012 vintage "one of the best" in Jada's history.
The New Releases:
2011 Jack of Hearts
2012 Hell's Kitchen
2012 Passing By
2012 WCS JackJohn
For more info, visit our WINE LIST section in the drop-down.