Plush aromas of summer blackberry and freshly baked pastry are followed by notes of carnation and sweet sage, finishing with a touch leather lent by the old vine component of this blend. The entry is racy and citrus-driven, quickly chased with juicy black fruits and intense red berry coulis, then dried herb and fine powdery tannins that frame this well-structured wine. The long finish is tinged with bittersweet cocoa and orange zest, lingering on its minerality and freshness.
The Jayson portfolio is the second label of Pahlmeyer, honoring its namesake with wines that are expertly made from select vineyard blocks and barrels. Jayson wines are the essence of luxury with a style all their own.
Wine SpectatorFirm and well-structured, with a pleasing burst of blackberry and wild berry, plum and black cherry notes, tilting into a fruit-bowl medley of currant and raspberry flavors, with a long, sustained finish. Drink now through 2029.