2005 Jayson Pinot Noir Sonoma CoastINAUGURAL RELEASE!92ptsWS: "Smooth, rich and polished, with ripe plum, wild berry and spicy blackberry notes that are elegant and stylish. This is harmonious, long and silky on the finish. Drink now through 2011." JLIn 1998, Pahlmeyer purchased the Wayfarer Vineyard for about $500,000, then spent years preparing the site. His current winemaker, Erin Green, worked with Bob Cabral of Williams Selyem to choose a dozen Pinot clones, and planted using dense spacing and trellising reminiscent of Burgundy.Erin Green, Winemaking Notes: 100% Pinot read more...Noir, the Jayson Pinot Noir is a "declassification" of the Pahlmeyer Pinot Noir. After a meticulous selection process in assembling the final blend of the Pahlmeyer Pinot Noir, Erin Green, determines which to bottle under the Jayson label. The winery never purchases juice or wine to make Jayson wines. Erin describes the wine as having a nose of Bing cherries and rich earth, with blackberry and elegant tannins on the palate; the wine has a long complex finish with touches of plum and spice, with a long elegant finish. "The fruit and acid balance in this wine make it a quintessential Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, lively in the mouth with lots of stuffing and complexity at the same time," she says.This is a California Wine (hide)
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesYou can count on Pahlmeyer to deliver wines that are bold, big and dramatic no matter the variety, and that is exactly what you get in this ripe and substantial Pinot Noir. It is deep, outgoing and compelling in its aromas of chocolate-covered cherries, bacony oak and hints of liqueur-all of which might suggest a wine that is patently over the top. But, as with other Pahlmeyer offerings, this one is amazingly easy to drink, and its balance is both civil-ized and proportionate to its style.