2019 Pahlmeyer Jayson Chardonnay North Coast California USA
This silky-smooth wine offers an appealing lift of crisp tropical fruit and subtle touches of oak for a vibrant, layered Chardonnay. Notes of lemon meringue, poached pear, crushed granite and fresh pineapple juice offer incredible structure to the palate. Deeper into this well-textured wine are richer hints of butterscotch, almond cream, salted caramel and crème brûlée, finishing bright and playful.
Pair this inviting Chardonnay with a grilled pork chop in a mustard-thyme cream sauce with a side of rosemary-herb roasted potatoes, or with a cheese pairing of aged gouda with dried apricots.
Rated 93 Points James Suckling
Aromas of white flowers, peaches, lemon curd, buttercream and praline. It’s full-bodied with concentrated, creamy layers and fresh acidity. Long, polished and textured. Some nice nougat at the finish. Drink or hold.
Rated 92 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2019 Jayson Chardonnay rolls out of the glass with seductive scents of ripe apricots, honeydew melon, apple pie and poached pears with hints of cedar, honey toast and crushed cashews. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of spicy apple and pear-inspired flavors with a satiny texture and refreshing burst on the finish.
Rated 91 Points Wine Spectator
Plush, with lots of tropical accents to the cream-filled white fruit flavors. There's buoyant acidity midpalate, with mineral nuances, followed by buttered toast notes on the finish.