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Pahlmeyer

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2015 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red  (Napa Valley) 96

Full-bodied, concentrated and lushly textured, this forward, round, rich wine is loaded with sweet, ripe black and blue fruit, smoke, chocolate, vanilla, licorice and a nice hit of spice in the finish.

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2014 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red  (Napa Valley) 95

Deep in color, the wine is packed with ripe, black cherry, blackberry, chocolate, vanilla and smoke. Concentrated, rich and long, there is freshness to the fruit, making this interesting to drink.

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2013 Pahlmeyer Merlot  (Napa Valley) 92

There is no touch of in the 15.2% alcohol. Instead, you'll find loads of fat, juicy, sweet, dark red fruits, licorice, chocolate and opulent textures in a ready to drink style.

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2013 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay  (Napa Valley) 92

Lush, rich, sweet, ripe citrus fruits, flowers and vanilla on the nose, with round textures and plenty of ripe lemon and pear in the sweet finish.

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2012 Pahlmeyer Cabernet Sauvignon Jayson  (Napa Valley) 90

Forward, approachable, open, soft, ripe, round style of Cabernet Sauvignon that is already fun to drink.

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2012 Pahlmeyer Merlot  (Napa Valley) 93

One of the top examples of when California produces quality Merlot. The wine is fat, fleshy, rich and round, with loads of ripe, sweet, juicy fruit, chocolate and spice. This is already drinking quite well.

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2012 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red  (Napa Valley) 93

An elegant, polished expression of California with its chocolate, licorice, cassis and black cherry personality. This is quite supple and polished,

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2010 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red  (Napa Valley) 94

This winner is loaded with flowers, cherries, blackberries, vanilla, licorice, earth and spice. The wine is rich, deep and lush, ending with a silky, sweet, open, berry fillied finish.

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2009 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red  (Napa Valley) 93

Sweet, jammy black and red berries, truffles and vanilla scents open to a refined, pure, fresh, elegant, forward Napa Caberent Sauvignon that straddles the ground between uber ripe and traditional.

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2008 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red  (Napa Valley) 94

Ample layers of rich, ripe, round berries, earth, licorice, truffle and earth lead to a California wine that is well suited for this blend of 5 Bordeaux varietals. This is a refined, elegant style of ripe Cabernet Sauvignon that is already drinking well, yet, based on past performance, has the ability to age and improve.

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2007 Pahlmeyer Merlot  (Napa Valley) 94

This is a chocolate covered sex bomb, packed with fleshy, ripe, boysenberry, licorice, smoke, coffee, earth, blueberry and jam. Rich, intense, fat, lush and concentrated, this is perfect for drinking today and over the next 3-5 years.

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2007 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red  (Napa Valley) 95

Intense aromas of toasty oak, boysenberry, cassis, tobacco and mocha, this rich, full bodied, mouth filling wine offers layers of sweet, blackberry, licorice, chocoalte and blueberry flavors, ending in a suave sensation.

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2005 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red  (Napa Valley) 95

Black and blue fruit, licorice, earth and coffee scents, plush, round, textures and layers of balanced, perfectly ripe berries make for a delicious, Cabernet Sauvignon dominated wine.

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2002 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red  (Napa Valley) 96

Opulent, sexy, rich layers of cassis, blackberry, cocoa, licorice and black plum lead to a perfect balance between ripe and refined. This is drinking great today.

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1997 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red  (Napa Valley) 93

Fresh raspberry, strawberry, thyme and earthy scents open up the medium bodied, soft textured, elegant wine. The finish is all about the sweet, dusty, spicy, black raspberries in the end note.

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1997 Pahlmeyer Merlot  (Napa Valley) 92

Lacking the lush qualities of its young, there is still plenty to like about its dark chocolate covered cherry and licorice character. Soft, round and fully mature, there is no reason not to pull a cork on this, if you have a bottle.

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1996 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red  (Napa Valley) 95

Floral aromatics are complicated by cherry pipe tobacco, truffle and wet earth scents. Silky, refined and soft, the dark cherry, plum and roasted coffee bean sensations on the palate is a treat.

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From a typical blend used in the Left Bank of Bordeaux, this fully mature, delicious wine offered cassis, smoke, blackberry, earth and tobacco scents. Full bodied, concentrated and soft in texture, there is no reason not to drink this wine today.

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1996 Pahlmeyer Merlot  (Napa Valley) 92

At 21 years of age, there is still life going here, with a round, lush, blast of dark chocolate and cherry fruit. There is no reason to hold this any longer though.

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1995 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red  (Napa Valley) 94

This charmer is going strong as it approaches its 25th birthday. The sweet, fresh, juicy fruits are still showing great. Medium/full-bodied with layers of, round textured, ripe blackberries and dark cherries with earth and thyme accents hit the spot.

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Silky, elegant and refreshing, with a sweet, ripe, refined, pure cherry finish. Fully mature, this requires drinking over the next few years to allow you to enjoy its fruit and freshness.

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1994 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red  (Napa Valley) 93

The first bottle tasted showed an earthy, straw and barnyard aroma that overwhelmed the experience. That bottle deserved its 89 Pt score. The second bottle showed much better with its dark red cherry, plum, fennel earth and smoke filled nose. Soft, round and fully mature, this is drinking at what is probably its peak today.

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From a typical Left Bank Bordeaux blend, this wine is fully mature. Tobacco, earth, smoke, blackberry, cassis, stone and truffle aromas, soft textures and a full bodied, round personality, this is not quite as rich as it was a few years ago. I'd opt for drinking this over the next few years.

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