Classic Napa Valley Cabernet aromas of ripe blackberry and red currant are underpinned by an alluring dark forest floor earthiness and a high note of red licorice/candy shop. Valley floor fruit brings mouth-filling plushness to the palate, while concentrated mountain fruit drives through the core. Focused black fruit –cherry, plum, and raspberry –surge long and deep with hints of black olive and freshly cracked pepper. Polished tannins frame and lengthen the palate as a balancing acidity provides a magnifying lift. The finish is long, juicy, and plush with a thrust of grippy tannin, persisting with notes of vanilla bean, warm spice, and toasted hazelnut. – KV
- Katie Vogt
- September 30 to October 19, 2021
- March 1, 2023
- September 18, 2023
There’s a luxurious texture I aim for with our Jayson Cabernet, selecting blocks of our mountain fruit that deliver concentration and intensity while possessing plush fruit and a polished tannin profile. I blend these with rich, round fruit from the Rutherford valley floor and Atlas Peak foothills – the perfect balance of grip and juiciness. I’ll age Jayson Cabernet for about 15 months in 80% new Taransaud heavy toast oak to build on that incredible mouthfeel and structure, match our tannin profile, and support our signature intensity.