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2004 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 93
IWC 92
WA 91
Drink Dates
Comm: 2008-2015 WA: 2006-2021 WS: 2009-2015
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750ml $185.00
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IWC 92
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 132

(a five-variety Bordeaux blend based on 79% cabernet sauvignon) Bright medium ruby. Black fruits, violet, graphite and wild spices on the nose. Sweet and lush, with concentrated flavors of crushed dark berries and spices; a whiff of menthol adds freshness. The long finish features sweet, broad, tongue-coating tannins and a suggestion of sour candy. This was a bit awkward from barrel a year ago but has turned out very well.

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WA 91
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 168
Drink Dates 2006-2021

A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, the outstanding 2004 Proprietary Red Wine possesses a deep ruby/purple color in addition to notes of vanilla, espresso roast, black currants, plums, and licorice. This rich, full-bodied, flamboyant, lush, heady red is best consumed over the next 12-15 years.

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WS 93
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2009-2015

Well-focused on a rich, vibrant core of ripe blackberry and wild berry fruit. This is elegant, balanced and deep, yet well-structured, ending with a long, complex finish that's trim and tight. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. 5,840 cases made.

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Author Ronn L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 89.557%
Tasted On 01/24/2014
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Author Richard N1962
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.75%
Tasted On 12/26/2012
Drink Dates 2012

Soft and understated. Very Bordeaux-like. Wonder mouth fell and long finish.

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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 94.286%
Tasted On 11/21/2012
Drink Dates 2009-2015
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Author PurpleTeeth
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.362%
Tasted On 07/13/2012
Drink Dates 2007-2015

Ripe, big, and structured, this wine's flavors are well delineated and distinct. Lives up to its moniker as "The Mouton of California," showing that state's ripe, luscious fruit within a framework of Old World complexity, structure and earthiness. Its truly unique style (by California standards) is due mainly to the fact that the wine is made from actual Bordeaux clones smuggled into the US many years ago by the proprietor. Upon opening, this was exceptionally dry and its bouquet showed hints of menthol qualities, but 60 minutes of aeration in a large decanter helped the wine unfold and resolve those issues. Drink now through 2015.

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Author MZR
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Tasted On 10/14/2011
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Author kyball
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.286%
Tasted On 01/14/2011

Very regular - nothing special

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Author Bud2123
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.882%
Tasted On 12/13/2010
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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 86.275%
Tasted On 01/16/2010

wow....a big bold quintessential ca cab, thru and thru

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Author jewelhawg
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 85.366%
Tasted On 01/13/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2015
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Author dbazzo
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/25/2007

Darker Color, not as large of a nose, complex, more currant, bit etoh

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