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1972...a year for new thought and tradition-reversing headlines, world-wide: the Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional. Nixon opened relations with Communist China by sitting down for a chat with Mao Zedong. George McGovern, presidential hopeful, upset time-honored conservative notions by abandoning shirt and tie in favor of a white turtleneck. That same year, while finishing law school, Jayson Pahlmeyer was at the starting gate of his grapes-to-wine quest. He and John Caldwell, a good friend and fellow wine explorer, had developed a penchant and a deep admiration for the Bordeaux style of grape growing and winemaking. Their shared wine palate and nose led them on investigative trips to the famous French vineyards where they acquired cuttings from the five classic Bordeaux varietals. Smuggling them back to California by way of Canada, they began their grand experiment. The Caldwell family owned a 55-acre parcel off the beaten path in the Coombsville area. Despite being out of the Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Jayson has been with Big Brothers Big Sisters 30+ yrs. Today our cheers go out to his Little Bro Dylan - graduated 8th grade with a 3.5...

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  • Our winemaking team - Kale and David - looking good at Friday's Auction Napa Valley event. $16.9m raised for local ed and health - wow!

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  • Looking for a special recipe this weekend? Check out Cleo's review of a 4-hr leg of lamb, yielding meat so tender you can serve it with...

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  • Thank you Nantucket for a wonderful weekend of food and wine!

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  • Wine Spectator finds our 2010 Jayson Red (90 points) a bold Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend, and a fantastic value too!

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  • @akashawnthomas the 91' Chard! How was it drinking?

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  • @VinoKimberly thanks so much for the kind words!

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  • @VinoKimberly that duck looks AMAZING!

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  • @Heather_Raeh the only thing better is the current release ;-)

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