2008 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Napa Valley
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30 Ratings
2008 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Napa Valley

Wine Description

The 2008 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay has rich layers of apricot, peach, almond and lemon drop that are seamlessly integrated with yeasty and floral notes, highlighted by vibrant acidity. This balanced and complex wine is beautiful now but will continue to unfurl over the next several years.

Winemaker's Notes

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 85% 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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The 2008 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay has rich layers of apricot, peach, almond and lemon drop that are seamlessly integrated with yeasty and floral notes, highlighted by vibrant acidity. This balanced and complex wine is beautiful now but will continue to unfurl over the next several years.

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    clean, green apples, great flavors

    about 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    The 2008 Chardonnay is one of the finest Chardonnays of the vintage. Beautiful aromas of honeysuckle, brioche, white peaches, orange marmalade, and citrus blossoms soar from the glass of this light gold/green-hued wine. A terrific texture, full-bodied mouthfeel, and hints of hazelnuts as well as honey give this cuvee lots of flesh, depth, and richness. It should drink well for 5-8+ years.
  • Wine Spectator
    Smooth and rich, with tiers of smoky, toasty oak, ripe fig, melon, honeysuckle, roasted marshmallow and hazelnut. Full-bodied, intense and concentrated, offering a long, persistent finish that keeps gaining depth. –JL