The Pahlmeyer winery makes two lines of wines: Pahlmeyer and Jayson. According to their website:
The Jayson Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Red are hand-crafted with the same premium practices that produce our Pahlmeyer wines. We do not grow or purchase additional fruit for the Jayson. Rather, all of our grapes are grown and vinified for the Pahlmeyer. After winemaker Erin Green selects the blends for the Pahlmeyer wines, she composes from the remaining barrels the Jayson Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Red. As a result, the Jayson wines offer both quality and value.
The Jayson wines are named after our founder, and are like Jayson himself: big, fun and approachable.
Boy, was this wine ever approachable. It was big and fruit-forward, just like I like my pinots. Now I'll be honest, being so fruity, it wasn't the best pairing with the cioppino, so we ended up drinking it after dinner. It was so full-bodied though that it didn't need food at all. I will say though that this is one of my top 5 favorite pinots of all time. I'm not sure what other years are like, but I will definitely keep my eyes peeled for another bottle to try sometime!