From house Pahlmeyer comes a caramel kissed Chardonnay loaded with bright, zesty lemon cure and orange blossoms. From the fresh cut pears in the opening aromas to the vanilla on the finish, this beauty absolutely sings with Napa Valley sunshine. The “undeniably delicious” 2017 was an Editor’s Choice for Wine Enthusiast, and it’s common knowledge that 2018 was an even better vintage across the valley.
Jayson Pahlmeyer's mission from the outset has been clear: “industrial strength wines.” His megawatt personality is reflected in his wines, which regularly push the ripeness envelope. An absolute contrarian to the traditional “wine as a meal complement” philosophy, Jayson wants wines that are a meal unto themselves. The critics have noted his success with Robert Parker commenting “Things just seem to get better and better at Pahlmeyer, a long-standing, brilliant, remarkably consistent source for one of Napa's finest Merlots, Chardonnays, and Pinot Noirs.” There’s no question that these are wines that are built for maximum palate impact, but there’s substance behind the flash. While the grapes are picked ultra-ripe, they’re not out of balance. With Bibiana González Rave at the winemaking helm, the wines have never been better, and the Wayfarer project in Fort Ross is on the brink of becoming a new icon.