Jayson Red Wine offers bright, fresh-picked fruit notes, as notes of dark plum, raspberry and black currant weave playfully with hints of smooth caramel and butterscotch that linger on the finish. Velvety, expansive and deeply expressive, this is a Merlot-based blend at its fullest potential.
A distinctive blend from some of Napa Valley's finest vineyards, crafted to express each vintage with intensity and richness. Grapes for this wine were hand-picked and hand-sorted before undergoing fermentation in stainless steel tanks to enhance its fresh fruit profile and retain its bright acidity. The wine was then racked to 35% new French oak barrels for 16 months of aging.
95pts James Suckling "A creamy, full-bodied red with aromas of stewed blackberries, blackcurrants, dark chocolate, black tea and sweet tobacco. Ripe, polished tannins support a velvety core of dark fruit and chocolate. Delicious finish. Tight and so together. Drink or hold."
93pts Wine Spectator "Powerful and well-structured, with zesty acidity to the dried red berry and currant flavors. Minerally richness lingers into the crunchy finish, with plenty of savoriness. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc and Petite Sarah. Drink now through 2025."
92pts Wine Enthusiast "Made with mostly Merlot, with Zinfandel and Petite Sarah also in the mix, this is a bold, brawny and fruit-forward wine. Rich in vanilla with a light grip of luxurious texture and length, it finishes in clove, nutmeg and cola."
Jayson wines are born from two of the most renowned winegrowing regions in the world – the iconic Napa Valley and the pioneering Sonoma Coast. Every vintage is meticulously made with the attention to detail for which Pahlmeyer is known and trusted, while capturing the spirit of its founder whose huge personality, humor and joy for living are an integral part of the Pahlmeyer legacy.
750ML / 15.4% ABV