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27 Ratings
Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

Wine Details

Vineyard

Pahlmeyer

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

2013 is the final vintage of the Pahlmeyer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. However, beginning in 2012 we crafted a small amount of estate-grown Chardonnay from our Wayfarer vineyard on the extreme Sonoma Coast. Grown on six acres from our estate vineyard in the Fort Ross-Seaview appellation, this wine displays a rare aromatic intensity and buoyant acidity that reflects our site’s cool coastal influence. This final vintage of Pahlmeyer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is brilliant light yellow in color with a wispy veil indicating its unfiltered character. On the nose, vanilla, orange blossom and sweet spices fill the glass, rimmed with notes of lightly toasted almond. The entry is a vibrant attack of honeysuckle, lemon pie and citrus candy, with an expressive structure persistent in the mid-palate. The robust richness is in balance with great acidity, showcased by a seductive creamy texture and fresh citrus notes.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/30/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/28/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012