(From 2005 Vintage) The 2005 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red, a vibrant, deeply colored wine, offers a nose complex in aromas of crème de cassis, tobacco, dark chocolate, dark fruit, graphite and spice. The extraordinary structure of this wine encompasses a palate that is full-bodied and rich, offering excellent acidity and finely grained tannins. The length is impeccable and lasts seemingly for minutes after the last swallow. A truly irresistible wine to try now but certainly one that should also hold for decades.
(From 1996 Vintage) This wine shares some of the chocolatey characteristics of the two Merlot vintages, but there is more cassis liqueur, blackberries, blueberries, and pain grille (toast) notes in this lavishly rich, flamboyant proprietary red.Full-bodied, marvelously concentrated and extremely well-balanced, this wine's acidity, tannin, and high alcohol are completely buried beneath the complex fruit and extract of this profound offering.
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Robert Parker(From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 132
Wine Advocate(From 1998 Vintage) Rating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 126 on Jan-00
Wine Spectator(From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/01
Wine Spectator(From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Dec-06.