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Jayson Napa Valley 2010

Jeffery Lindenmuth - December 2013

Showing all the pure, rich fruit expected from Jayson Pahlmeyer, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec is built upon a solid foundation of dark fruit—blackberry, plum, and cherry—while notes of espresso and herbs impart complexity as the finish delivers finely polished tannins and plush fruit.
Score: 90/Cost: $540/Cases: 2,500

Note: Wine Spectator rates on a 100-point scale. 95–100: Classic, a great wine. 90–94: Outstanding, superior style and character. 80–89: Good to very good, a wine with special qualities. Prices listed are average wholesale case prices. All ratings are taken from Wine Spectator with permission. Wine Spectator School professional courses are now free with a membership ($49)