Jayson by Pahlmeyer Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (Napa Valley, California) - [WS 92] [RP 91]

Jayson by Pahlmeyer Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
(Napa Valley, California) - [WS 92] [RP 91]


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About Jayson:

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.

Notes from the Winemaker:

Our mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested at night to deliver naturally cooled grapes to the winery. Whole clusters were gravity-fed onto a vibrating table for hand sorting. Selected clusters were gently de-stemmed, delivering whole berries for a final hand sorting. After several days of cold maceration, the fruit entered primary fermentation for two to three weeks, then gently pressed in our stainless-steel basket. The wine finished malolactic fermentation in barrel, then aged for 17 months in 70% new French oak barrels.

Vintage Notes:

The 2018 growing season started with cool conditions punctuated by a couple cold snaps. Spring brought more cool weather, prolonging bloom time and delaying veraison. However, summer brought warm, steady temperatures that allowed grapes to mature and ripen evenly and with striking complexity. A late harvest yielded exceptional, beautifully balanced fruit.

Tasting Notes:

Our dark, expressive Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas and notes of wild blackberries, anise and Italian Castelvetrano olive. Youthful upon release, the wine’s firm tannins will soften over time, whether in the cellar or while swirling in your decanter or glass. Patience rewards as a plush, juicy mid-palate is revealed, confidently leading to the lengthy finish that hints at blueberry jam and warm vanilla.

91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc,

Ratings & Reviews


92 Points - Wine Spectator:
"This has a lovely feel, with creamy plum sauce and blackberry compote notes gliding through, gently inlaid with alder, anise and sassafras hints. A subtle loamy edge carries the finish, letting the fruit linger nicely. Drink now through 2028.

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Out of the gate, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Jayson Cabernet Sauvignon delivers bold blackcurrant cordial and blackberry pie scents with hints of bay leaves, tilled soil, unsmoked cigars and cedar chest with a waft of pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has crunchy black fruit and loads of minty/herbal sparks, framed by grainy tannins and loads of freshness, finishing long and earthy. (LPB)' (2/2021)