95pts James Suckling
A plush, full-bodied red with currant, olive, walnut and chocolate-nut character. It’s full and layered with so much unctuous fruit, but not heavy nor overpowering. Delicious and satisfying now, but will age nicely.
93pts Jeb Dunnuck
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Jayson, which spent 18 months in 88% new French oak, offers a textbook Napa nose of ripe cherries, plums, scorched earth, and leather. Beautiful on the palate as well, it’s full-bodied, has a lush, mouth-filling texture, nicely integrated oak, and polished tannins. It’s up with the top wines at the price and is well worth seeking out. It’s going to keep for at least 15 years or more. Best After 2022
92pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Pahlmeyer's 2019 Jayson Cabernet Sauvignon features notes of vanilla, cedar and black cherries—just a wonderfully harmonious swirl of flavors. It's full-bodied, rich and velvety, maybe a bit open-knit, but delicious and fun to drink.
91pts Wine Spectator
Packs hefty cassis, plum sauce and blackberry preserves, with an ample dose of warm cocoa and singed vanilla. Everything melds steadily through the broad finish. Shows more oomph than purity, though. For fans of the style.
This bold, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon delivers classic Napa Valley character and structure. Focused and layered, generous fruit notes of wild blackberry and cassis blend with hints of vanilla bean, black tea and Herbes de Provence. Youthful upon release, the wine’s firm, assertive tannins on the mid-palate will soften over time, whether in the cellar or swirled in the glass.
Pair this alongside a grilled burger topped with aged gouda or gorgonzola, or herb-crusted roasted lamb.
Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec