The 2007 Pinot noir is a striking deep, dark ruby-garnet color. It opens in the glass with dense, creamy black raspberry and black cherry. Notes of cocoa dust and hints of gravel add to its complexity. The palate is firm but with approachable tannins. This wine drinks beautifully now but will continue to evolve for up to 8 to 10 years.
Deliciously ripe, smooth and supple-textured, with rich layers of black cherry, blackberry, plum, spicy floral and anise scents. Firm and concentrated, yet elegant and refined, delivering the flavors on a tight beam. Drink now through 2016. 1,182 cases made.
Deep medium red color. Initially a bit mute on the nose, but showed increasingly sappy aromas of black plum, bitter chocolate, mint and spices with air. Sweet, dense and thick, with a solid core of spicy blackberry flavor. A fruit bomb of a pinot with excellent breadth and verve. The small berries in 2007 yielded barely two tons per acre of fruit. Longer and more satisfying than the 2006 version.
Jayson Pahlmeyer has been producing highly sought-after wines since 1986. It began with Jayson's dream to make world-class Bordeaux-style wine from Napa Valley. Pahlmeyer's estate vineyard - Waters Rance - is situated at 2100 feet in the Atlas Peak appellation of Napa Valley. It is the key source for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Chardonnay. Jayson's passion eventually led him to the Sonoma Coast, where less... View More