Pahlmeyer Jayson Chardonnay 2005

Chardonnay from North Coast, California

Price: $39.00 $22.99
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Item No. 90792
  • CG91
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

Winemaking Notes: The Jayson Chardonnay is a "declassification" of the "Industrial Strength" Pahlmeyer Chardonnay. After a meticulous selection process in assembling the final blend of our Pahlmeyer Chardonnay, we felt that the quality of the remaining lots of wine were of a class that deserved the "Jayson" label. The 2005 Jayson Chardonnay was hand crafted with the same care and attention that is given to all of our wines. It is an excellent value at a portion of the price of the Pahlmeyer Chardonnay.

"Fresh and sweet smells of apples, lemons, roasted grains, spices and vanilla make for a most intriguing and attractive start, and the wine comes through on the palate with a big, bold, almost swaggering construction that leans heavily on ripeness and flesh yet has a surprisingly alive bounce to its deep and lengthy flavors. Toast and caramel add to the wine's complexity, and its bright ending promises that bottle age will see it holding up nicely for several years to come."
Connoisseurs' Guide

Learn About Pahlmeyer Map ItMap It

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 than seven miles and two ridges from the Pacific Ocean, he planted Wayfarer Farm, their key source for Pinot Noir.

Learn About North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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