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1996 Pahlmeyer - Red Bordeaux Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Bordeaux Blend
Producer Notes

Pahlmeyer started over 20 years ago when former trial attorney Jayson Pahlmeyer decided to turn his passion for wine into a career in Napa Valley. After studying viticulture and oenology at the University of Bordeaux, Pahlmeyer returned to the United States and produced his first wine (a Bordeaux blend) in 1986. Under the guidance of Pahlmyer, and current winemaker Erin Green, this reputation... More »

WS 90
WA 95
Drink Dates
WA: 2000-2025 WS: 2007-2011
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WA 95
Source Wine Advocate
Drink Dates 2000-2025

The 1996 Proprietary Red (a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc) is not a very weighty (14.3% alcohol) offering. It has become more delineated with a year of bottle age, offering up classic creme de cassis, smoked meat, coffee, prune, and toasty new oak scents. Concentrated, with fabulously high extract, sweet tannin, and full body, this wine has an elegant feel on the palate, but is still a blockbuster.

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WS 90
Source Wine Spectator
Issue Web
Drink Dates 2007-2011

Fresh aromas of ripe black cherry, currant and berry are enticing, turning rich and complex on the palate, with fine depth, balance and persistence. Impessive for its vitality and purity of flavor. The best of four bottles.--1996 California Cabernet retrospective.

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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.01%
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Tasted On 03/15/2009
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very nice fruit, complex with long finish. Very baloanced with tannins still present but subtle.

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Author Austin C
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Tasted On 03/23/2006
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