Jade Mountain Napa Syrah 1999
This wine offers immediate, juicy fruit, backed up by the complexity and structure of mountain grown fruit. The 1998 vintage was drinkable from an early stage and is remarkably forward now for early enjoyment. Pair it with rich foods such as lamb shanks, ossobucco or grilled steak. In cellaring, look to a minimum of five years when tannins begin to soften.
Douglas Danielak, Winemaker
Paras Vineyard, Jade Mountain's flagship vineyard, rests on the upper slopes of Mount Veeder, overlooking the Napa Valley. With rocky vine terraces and eastern exposures reminiscent of the finest Northern Rhône vineyards, Paras Vineyard grows Syrah and other Rhône grapes of truly exciting quality. From this and other select vineyards, Jade Mountain creates Syrah, Mourvèdre, Viognier and a proprietary southern Rhône-style blend called La Provençale
Jade Mountain uses only the highest-quality grapes and practices traditional winemaking techniques to produce wines displaying intense fruit and spice and silky smoothness on the palate. These wines are appealing in their youth as well as eminently age-worthy.