The 2018 growing season began with budbreak occurring towards the end of March. fantastic weather through spring kept the vines happy, and a sunny bloom period produced an ideal fruit set — when a vine’s flowers turn into tiny grapes. Moderate temperatures throughout summer created a long ripening period, which resulted in a harvest that ran from late August through early September.
This wine is 100% hand picked and sorted Sauvignon Blanc. Gently pressed as whole clusters, the wine was fermented and aged in neutral French oak barrels to highlight the beautiful acidity of the fruit, while enhancing the complexity.
The 2018 Jayson by Pahlmeyer Sauvignon Blanc reveals bright pear and white peach aromas with tropical notes of pineapple and hints of fresh cut flowers. The palate is clean and focused, with crisp green apple notes and a rich, round palate with wet stone on the lingering finish. Balanced acidity makes this wine a perfect pair of oysters, crab cakes, or lobster bisque.
“Lanolin and spice details add a savory element to the delicate lemon curd, mandarin orange and lime sherbet flavors, finding harmony and a juicy thread of acidity on the finish. Drink now. 1,500 cases made.” – 90 points, Wine Spectator