2013 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Jayson
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $40 (reg. $47.94/Online Avg. $52)
When Pahlmeyer first started crafting Bordeaux blends and Chardonnay back in ‘86, they worked with some stellar sites in Napa Valley. Today, Pahlmeyer’s well-earned reputation affords them their pick of some of California’s best sites in the Russian River Valley, Napa, and Sonoma Coast, to create this stellar Chardonnay. While the vineyards may seem scattered, it all seems to come together in the glass and we have the 2013 Jayson Chardonnay for the best price of any vintage currently on the market!
Parker has called Pahlmeyer “one of California’s super-star producers” with an “incredible track record for world-class Chardonnays,” and they've maintained a golden reputation for over 30 years. With Jayson Pahlmeyer’s daughter Cleo now running the show with the 2013 vintage, the winery has made the transition into its second generation “pretty seamlessly” according to Galloni, who thinks Cleo Pahlmeyer has done “a fabulous job with these 2013s.” With one of their 2013 Cabernets nabbing 100pts from the Wine Advocate, it would seem Cleo Pahlmeyer is already knocking it out of the park.
What makes this Chardonnay shine (particularly at our unbeatable sale price) is the superb vineyards contributing to the blend. This bottling includes the up-and-coming Wayfarer Vineyard along the true Sonoma Coast, the highly regarded Ritchie Vineyard, which supplies grapes to Aubert, Paul Hobbs, and Ramey, and of course Atlas Peak in Napa. From "a winery that has a Midas touch with Chardonnay" (RP), get some for yourself today while quantities last. Cheers!