(1998 Vintage) Light golden colored, with a ripe apricot, butterscotch, and smoky nose, this full-bodied Chardonnay reveals evidence of botrytis (honeyed, funky notes), and leesy, ripe flavors that caress the palate.Alcohol: 14.8% by volume
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/20/2013
Wine Advocate(2009 Vintage) Consistently one of the top Chardonnays in California, Pahlmeyer’s 2009 exhibits an impressive, thick-looking, light gold color with green hues. Loads of peach, creme brulee, honeysuckle, and subtle oak are present in this full-bodied, well-endowed, pedal-to-the-metal style of Chardonnay that will appeal to those who like white Burgundy, but with additional richness. Given its track record, expect this wine to age nicely for 5-6 years.
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Offers an exciting mix of flavors built around roasted marshmallow, honeysuckle, citrus and melon, ending with a rich, spicy aftertaste. Intense, focused, long and complex. Drink now through 2017. –JL