(2008 Vintage) 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.
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