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2006 Pahlmeyer Winery Chardonnay Napa Valley
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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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2006 Pahlmeyer Winery Chardonnay Napa Valley

Producer: Pahlmeyer Winery
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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94 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2008

($70) Full, deep yellow. Nose dominated by pineapple. Large-scaled and mouthfilling, with powerful pineapple and spice flavors. Big and plump, if not quite as focused as the Sonoma Coast example; this comes across as a bit more fruity and less phenolic. Fans of in-your-face, unsubtle chardonnays may rate these wines higher than I have.

90 Points | Wine Spectator

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Chardonnay

The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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