Jayson wines exemplify Jayson Pahlmeyer’s unquenchable desire for excellence and cutting-edge winemaking. Produced with the same impeccable standards and winemaking pedigree for which Pahlmeyer is known, Jayson wines are at once luxurious and instantly approachable. Grape clusters were hand-picked and hand-sorted at the winery, reserving 2% for whole-cluster fermentation, while the remainder passed through a gentle de-stemmer. The fruit spent five to seven days in cold-soak maceration before beginning primary alcoholic fermentation, naturally occurring with wild yeast. After 14 to 19 days, the fruit was gently passed through a basket horizontal press. Only 100% free run juice was used in the 2013 Jayson Pinot Noir to ensure absolutely optimum quality. The wine was then aged in 38% new French oak for 11 months before bottling. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 94 points with "Cellar Selection" designation. They said "Crisp and crunchy red fruit like cranberry surround a tight, grippy structure seasoned well in cola and Asian spice. Full bodied, the wine is textured and elegant, robust without being overbearing, a standout for the producer and the appellation in a picture-perfect vintage year, sourced from both the Wayfarer and Hallberg vineyards. Drink now through 2023."