2010 Jayson Red Napa Valley

Aromas of ripe bing cherry, plum and fresh-roasted espresso beans echo in the wine's rich, dark flavors. An earthy minerality lends intriguing complexity before the mouth-feel softens to silky tannins on the finish.

2009 Jayson Red’s dark hue gives way to notes of blackberry and cherry flesh.  Flavors of fresh, sun-warmed
figs and Tellicherry peppercorn are carried on a smooth backbone of 2009 Jayson Red’s dark hue gives way to notes of blackberry and cherry flesh.  Flavors of fresh, sun-warmed figs and Tellicherry peppercorn are carried on a smooth backbone of tannin.  

Composition

72% Cabernet Sauvignon
17% Merlot
6% Cabernet Franc
5% Malbec

Critics

90 Points

Wine Spectator, May 2013

"Pure, rich and persistent, with a vivid core of blackberry, espresso, vanilla bean and dried herb notes. Ends with an elegant aftertaste." – JL

Winemaking

Winemaker:
Erin Green
Alcohol:
15.2%
Harvested:
October 1 to October 27, 2010
Bottled:
April 27, 2012
Released:
February 4, 2013

The grape clusters were hand-sorted, and once de-stemmed, the berries were sorted again by hand on the way to tank. After four to five days of pre-fermentation cold maceration in small open-top fermentors, the fruit began 100% native yeast fermentation. Two to three weeks later, the fruit was gently pressed and moved to barrel where it finished primary and secondary fermentations. The wine continued to age in 85% new French oak – a combination of Taransaud and St. Martin barrels – for eighteen months. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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