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About Pahlmeyer Winery
In 1981, after years of research, lab work and avoiding the border authorities, Jason Pahlmeyer planted his smuggled Bordeaux clones in Napa Valley. In 1986 he released the first Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red to critical acclaim, and he’s been on the way up ever since...
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95 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2008
($70) Bright yellow. Lemon drop, orange, pineapple, ginger, smoke and minerals on the slightly exotic nose. Tactile and dry, with a chewy phenolic element and a note of butterscotch; today I find this a bit less fruity than the 2005 version. There's still a slight edge of acidity here that calls for 6 to 12 months of patience. Winemaker Erin Green routinely stirs the lees through May.