2000 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Napa Valley
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29 Ratings
2000 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Napa Valley

Wine Description

(From 2009 Vintage) This complex 2009 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay hits you with layers of fresh mandarin orange zest, white peach, melon and candied lemon. Spicy nutmeg, vanilla pot de crème and toasty notes are balanced by bright acidity and an intense, mouthwatering, long finish.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) The grapes were hand-sorted and gently whole-cluster pressed. After overnight settling, the juice was racked to barrels for 100% native yeast barrel fermentation followed by malo-lactic fermentation. The wine was aged in 90% new French oak barrels for eleven months on the lees, which were stirred weekly. It was not fined or sterile filtered.

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Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Loaded with the charry oak and toasty complexities of proactive winemaking, this mouthfilling youngster is equally long on well-ripened fruit, and it never lets up in its expression of juicy apples and sweet pears. It is fairly full in body with a supple and slightly oily feel on the palate, and its sense of layered richness hangs on and on in a lengthy finish.
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 142 on Aug-02
  • Robert Parker