Original
274 Ratings
Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red
$149.94 USD
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Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) The 2008 Proprietary Red has presence, complexity and richness. Juicy layers of blueberry, huckleberry and blackberry fold upon layers of pure cocoa and just-shaved pencil lead. The thick, smooth, firm tannin structure leaves a lasting impression and will allow this wine to cellar beautifully for years to come.

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    Wine Spectator: 93 Points Offers a mix of tight, structured cedar, graphite, pure black cherry, currant and wild berry flavors, with touches of anise and crushed rock, ending with firm, ripe tannins and good length. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2020. 4,000 cases made.

    about 3 years
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    perfect cross between a Susan chard and a dad chard. Susan said it was "boring". I thought it was great w cotton candy hit on nose and pallet

    over 6 years
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    Silky smooth cab

    over 3 years
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