Jayson 2018 Red
2018 Jayson Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley
San Francisco Wine Panel Score 91+ Points
Although dominantly Merlot this wine is Cabernet-like in character. The nose is a gutsy marriage of sweet dark plum, pomegranate molasses, baked dark cherry, violet, dark rose, cedar, peppercorn, toffee, nutmeg and vanilla scents. It is bigger, firmer and gripping on the palate and offers focused flavors that are essentially a more reserved mirror of the aromas. The mouth-feel is racy and the aftertaste lingering, with notes of rose petal jam, red plum and oaky spice center-stage at the finish. Expect another two years of notable development and serve it with dark, fatty meats in the meantime. A blend of 70% Merlot; 14% Cabernet Sauvignon; 8% Malbec; 3% Cabernet Franc & 1% Petite Sirah.
Made from mostly Merlot, with Zinfandel and Petite Sirah also in the mix, this is a bold, brawny and fruit-forward wine. Rich in vanilla with a light grip of luxurious texture and length, it finishes in clove, nutmeg and cola. Virginie Boone 5/1/2022