Jada SawBones
Jada Vineyard and Winery
United States - California - Paso Robles

A seamless fusion of the best Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah lots from Jada Estate Vineyard. Currants, blackberries, pencil shavings, and clove meet ripe strawberry, chocolate and fresh minerality. Full-bodied with balanced tannin and a persistently fruity finish, the wine is supported by plenty of acidity.

SAWBONES is slang for a surgeon and doctor. Jada's founder and owner, Jack Messina, was a cardiovascular & thoracic surgeon for over 40 years so when Josh and the winemaker at the time were going back and forth about a new wine to showcase their Cab & Syrah programs, Josh decided on this tribute to his father to represent the many years of love and devotion Jack has given to ountless patients and families throughout his long career.

Paso Robles
Wine Type
44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Syrah, 14% Petit Verdot
Age of vines
12-21 years
Agricultural Practices
Soil type
Clay loam with fractured limestone layer at 36"-39" and soil pH 8.4
In 2017 they combined multiple small-lot fermentations of Syrah and a co-fermentation of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The Cabernet Sauvignon is from clone 337 only, chosen to compliment the Syrah in this blend with dark and aromatic fruit, higher acidity, and deep color. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot co-fermentation spent 9 days in tank before pressing to avoid excessive tannin, whereas the Syrah fermentations averaged 16 days. All varieties were triple sorted with multiple green passes in the vineyard, cluster sorting, and a final berry sorting before gravity-filling each tank. Aging for 18 months in 225L Barrels (54% New French Oak, 36% Once Used French Oak).
406 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2017 Jada SawBones - 96 PTS - JD

2017 Jada SawBones - 96 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2017 Sawbones checks in as 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Syrah, and 14% Petit Verdot that spent 18 months in 54% new French oak. Its deep purple color is followed by stunning notes of blackcurrants, cassis, lead pencil shavings, chocolate, and crushed rocks. Pure, full-bodied, loaded with sweet fruit, and beautifully balanced, it's one hedonistic yet elegant beauty from this team that knocks it out of the park.”
- Jeb Dunnuck (October 2019), 96 pts

2017 Jada SawBones - 92 PTS - VINOUS

2017 Jada SawBones - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Full ruby. Ripe cherry and dark berry aromas, along with hints of licorice, cured tobacco and vanilla. Sweet and broad in the mouth, offering sappy blueberry and cherry-vanilla flavors that pick up a spicy nuance with aeration. Closes spicy and impressively long, with a lingering bitter chocolate quality and even tannins that come up slowly.”
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2020), 92 pts

Producer Information: Jada Vineyard and Winery

Jada Vineyard lies in a incredible pocket of the Templeton Gap/Willow Creek District, blessed with cooling coastal air and abundant sunshine throughout the growing season. With sustainability and minimizing their ...
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