Friday, October 30, 2015

Wayfarer from Jayson Pahlmeyer!

Extremely Exciting!

We are Proud to Introduce Wayfarer
by Jayson Pahlmeyer

Bullet Points
  • New wine from Jayson Pahlmeyer
  • Located next to Marcassin Estate
  • Helen Turley "Wayfarer vineyard could be the La Tache of California"
  • Was formerly an organic farm
  • Very Limited!
Rising above Fort Ross Park and overlooking the Pacific, in a Northwestern stretch of the Sonoma Coast, this stunning, cool-climate site is absolutely perfect for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Jayson Pahlmeyer became smitten Wayfarer vineyard after a visit to Helen Turley's nearby Marcassin Estate in 1988. When she told him that the Wayfarer vineyard could be "the La Tache of California", he bought the property determined to make the best Burgundy-style wines on the west coast. Nothing is overlooked with these wines.
They deliver exceptional complexity and balanced fruit. 

2013 Wayfarer Chardonnay....$75.99
The color of straw with glints of green, our 2013 Wayfarer Vineyard Chardonnay captivates with intense, seductive aromatics of honeysuckle, orange blossom and lemon zest, lingering with hints of brioche and flint. Its rich mouthfeel envelops the palate, underscored by a laser-focused acidity. Notes of white peach, apricot, toasted almond and crème fraîche linger through the extended finish. This wine carries an amazing minerality, a sense of dry flintiness, that is unique to our site. A stunning wine to enjoy in its youth with an hour of decanting, it will age beautifully for another 10–15 years.

2013 Wayfarer Pinot Noir.....$87.99
This rich and harmonious cuvee of 12 Pinot Noir clones beautifully showcases Wayfarer’s vibrant spectrum of single-vineyard, estate-grown fruit. The wine is a dazzling deep ruby color that leads with heady aromas of wild blackcurrant and freshly picked strawberry. It evolves with notes of licorice and toasted oak, finishing with an intriguing lilt of forest floor, leather, rose petal and raspberry. The bright, juicy entry evokes flavors of cranberry and cherry, harmonized with a grip of fine tannins and earthy tones of cedar and tar. The long finish surprises with its fresh minerality and intense aromatics of violet and Tahitian vanilla. Showy now with two hours of decanting at cellar temperature, watch this wine evolve beautifully with cellaring up to 15 years.

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