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Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red

Wine Description

(1997 Vintage) ntense, deep, red-purple color. The nose combines black cherry, black raspberry, oak, spice and a hint of chocolate. This Merlot is forward and very rich on the palate, with a restrained sweetness. The wine is concentrated with a long, lingering, full finish.Alcohol: 14.1% by volume

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    2nd bottle from benchmark. Drank first bottle about a month ago. Just great

    5 months
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  • Wine Spectator
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
  • Wine Advocate
    (1986 Vintage) Rating: 81/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 106 on Aug-96
  • Robert Parker
    (2007 Vintage) "The sensational 2007 Proprietary Red Wine (a 7,000-case blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec) is slightly more restrained aromatically than the Merlot, but there is no doubting its extraordinary bouquet of subtle smoked meats, oak, mountain wild flowers, blueberries, blackberries, coffee, and cassis. Super-rich and full-bodied with noticeable, but stunningly sweet tannins, it possesses a rare minerality and definition, characteristics that...
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/15/2012
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/15/2012