Palate

This elegant and heavily aromatic wine opens with intense and inviting bright red fruit, blackberry, and subtle licorice aromas that lead into a weighty, enjoyable mid-palate. Bright acidity coupled with soft tannins promise a satisfyingly long finish. This is a beautifully balanced wine, made to be enjoyed upon release and requires no cellaring.

Growing Conditions

Jayson Red Wine is a distinctive blend of Bordeaux varieties from some of Napa Valley’s finest vineyards, crafted to express each vintage with intensity and richness. The 2015 vintage reflects our determination to create a stunning wine during a challenging growing season. An unusually warm spring led to early budbreak and accelerated vine growth, but upon bloom, weather turned cool, slowing development. Summer’s considerable heat propelled the grapes into early flavor concentration, while spells of low temperatures delayed ripening. We took extra care in hand-sorting the fruit and used 100% free-run juice, resulting in wines of intensity, complexity and bright acidity.

Bottling

Bottled with minimal fining and filtration. on April 8, 2017

Winemaking

The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks to enhance its fresh fruit profile and retain its bright acidity.

Aging

It was racked to barrels (45% French oak) for fifteen months.