Jim Tonjum Cellars

Jim Barry

Jim's Garden Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Very nice flavour and value for money — 21 days ago

Clendenen Family Vineyards

Le Bon Climat Aligoté 2019

I believe this is a relatively new project for Jim - great execution as always — a month ago

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Hugh Hamilton

Jim Jim The Down-Underdog Shiraz 2013

Tangy and great without food. — a month ago

Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Gattinara Nebbiolo

Lovely Pre-birthday dinner with Natalie, Robin and Jim — 22 days ago

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Jade Mountain

Paras Vineyard Mt. Veeder Syrah 2003

David T
9.2

A producer bottling I’ve not had. This came to be in my procession via a wine exchange with @Severn Goodwin.

This 03 Jade is In fine shape due to its quality production and Severn’s excellent storage of it.

Nose reveals ripe, slightly stewed & baked; dark cherries, blackberries, mixture fresh of our fruits as well as blue fruits with hints of faint poached strawberries. Sweet tarriness, black licorice, black pepper, dark steeped fruit tea, expresso roast, bay leaf, dry crushed rocks, barrel shavings, dark, rich earthiness with dry leaves, mid dark spice, limestone minerals, dry top soil, underbrush with fresh & withering; dark, red, purple, blue florals framed in heavy lavender and soft violets.

The palate is, ripe, rich, elegant, round and lush. After roughly 15 years in bottle, she shows, rounded, dusty, chewy/meaty, dry tannins. The structure, tension, balance & length are just the other side of its peak. The fruits like the nose are slightly stewed & baked; dark cherries, blackberries, mixture fresh of our fruits as well as blue fruits with hints of faint poached strawberries. Sweet tarriness, anise to black licorice, cinnamon, vanilla, black pepper, smoked meats, dark steeped fruit tea, expresso roast, bay leaf, dry crushed rocks, old tobacco, barrel shavings, dark, rich earthiness with dry leaves, mid dark spice, limestone minerals, dry top soil, very dry underbrush, some tree bark/sap with brilliant, fresh & withering; dark, red, purple, blue florals framed in heavy lavender and soft violets. The acidity is really nice...like a cool mountain stream. The long finish is delicious and persist endlessly into dry, dark spice on the long set.

Still has another 3-5 years of good drinking ahead of it depending on your storage and the age you like your wine to show.

Photos of; Previous Owner-Jim Paras (left) with Winemaker Douglas Danielak, Paras Vineyard Syrah clusters ready for harvest and their Paras Vineyard.

Producer notes, San Francisco Lawyer Jim Paras started the winery in 1984. At the time, he produced about 8,000 cases a year of Syrah, Merlot, Mourvhdre and Viognier. In 1994, Chalone began distributing his wines and eventually bought the winery in 2000.
— 20 days ago

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So many producers and wine in the world now, impossible to know them all in three lifetimes.
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Nice notes sir 👌 I'm not sure I'll be able to expand on those for my future bottles.
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Oh man...Jade Mountain is a blast from the past. They made classic Napa Syrahs; the kind that seemed to be more prevalent back in the late 90’s/early 00’s.

Faust

The Pact Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Thank you, Jim and Shari (this is one you sent us after the Feb. trip)! — 24 days ago

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Jim Brand

Jim's Vineyard Shiraz 2016

2016 deep dark fruits with a hint of tannins jam goodness — a month ago

47 Anno Domini Vineyards

Prosecco

Sabered on the boat with Jim and Brit — a month ago

Jim Barry

The Lodge Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2020

Touch of sulphur present, blazing acid. Young, fresh and vibrant with a strong pedigree. — 2 months ago

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