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Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red

Wine Description

(2003 Vintage) Alcohol: 15.1 % pH: 3.75 TA: 0.536 Vineyard Designation: Waters Ranch, Caldwell, Rancho Chimiles, Stagecoach Composition: 97% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaking Notes: The grapes were given a five-day cold soak before fermentation, fermented on their own natural yeast, and aged nineteen months in 100% new French oak barrels. The wine was bottled with neither fining nor filtration on April 26, 2005. Availability: The Pahlmeyer 2003 Napa Valley Merlot read more...Alcohol: 15.1 % pH: 3.75 TA: 0.536 Vineyard Designation: Waters Ranch, Caldwell, Rancho Chimiles, Stagecoach Composition: 97% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaking Notes: The grapes were given a five-day cold soak before fermentation, fermented on their own natural yeast, and aged nineteen months in 100% new French oak barrels. The wine was bottled with neither fining nor filtration on April 26, 2005. Availability: The Pahlmeyer 2003 Napa Valley Merlot is available February 1, 2006 either directly from the winery, or through our network of fine restaurants and retail merchants around the world. (hide)

Expert Reviews
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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