2006 Pahlmeyer Merlot Napa Valley
38 Ratings
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38 Ratings
2006 Pahlmeyer Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Description

The 2006 Pahlmeyer Merlot is a concentrated wine with extractive notes of dusty cocoa, black cherry and generous spice accented with cassis. It is perfectly balanced and the flavors are seamlessly integrated. The tannins are big, dark and supple and the finish goes on and on.

Winemaker's Notes

The grape clusters were hand-sorted, and once de-stemmed, the berries were sorted again by hand on the way to tank. After four to five days of pre-fermentation cold maceration in small open-top fermentors, the fruit began 100% native yeast fermentation. Two to three weeks later, the fruit was gently pressed and moved to barrel where it finished primary and secondary fermentations. The wine continued to age in 80% new French oak – a combination of Taransaud and St. Martin barrels – for eighteen months. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered

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The 2006 Pahlmeyer Merlot is a concentrated wine with extractive notes of dusty cocoa, black cherry and generous spice accented with cassis. It is perfectly balanced and the flavors are seamlessly integrated. The tannins are big, dark and supple and the finish goes on and on.

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Advocate
    Pahlmeyer’s offering remains one of the classic examples of just how great Merlot can be in Napa. The 2006 Merlot exhibits sweet chocolate, mocha, cola, black cherry, and plum aromas and flavors as well as full body, a sumptuous, dense texture, and no hard edges. The beautifully integrated acidity, tannin, and wood result in a hedonistic, mouthfilling, luscious Merlot to consume over the next 10-15 years.