Pinots & Chard with The Terroirist (Extra Space): Poured into decanter and drank over 2 hours. Appearance is clear, medium intensity, ruby colour with slight garnet rim. Legs. Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, with aromas of dark red cherries, earth, mushrooms. Developed. On the palate, dry, medium+ acidity, high alcohol (14.9%!), medium tannins, medium+ body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of sweet cola, licorice, earth, dark red cherries, truffle, mushrooms, and tea leaves. Medium+ finish. Very good quality. Fruit is still alive and lots of tertiary elements. But I fear the fruit will not hold up much longer. Drink up over next 2 years. From PinotFile: Jayson is the second label of Pahlmeyer. The wines are crafted from barrels that don't meet Pahlmeyer's rigid standards and are less expensive than the Pahlmeyer wines. That is not to say, however, that these wines are unworthy for they are produced in a similar fashion to the Pahlmeyer wines and stand on their own as very good. The 2005 vintage was the first for a Jayson Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.
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