Jayson (by Pahlmeyer) Chardonnay 2020 (Sonoma County, CA)
Producer Notes: The 2020 Jayson Chardonnay is layered and dynamic: The mountain fruit of our Pahlmeyer vineyards contributes intensity and crisp acidity, while our lower-elevation blocks offer freshness, tropical notes, and lovely aromatic lift. We hand-harvested each vineyard at optimal ripeness, picking in the predawn hours. Each whole cluster was meticulously hand sorted at the winery before pressing. The wine was gently whole-cluster pressed, naturally settled, and barrel fermented. It was racked from barrel for blending, then aged as a blend for 8 months before racking for bottling.
James Suckling, 92 Points: Aromas of matchstick, hay, grapefruit and fresh herbs. Medium-bodied with nice concentration and depth. Steady, with toasted complexity.
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