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2008 Pahlmeyer Winery Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
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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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2008 Pahlmeyer Winery Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

Producer: Pahlmeyer Winery
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma
Appellation: Sonoma Coast

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2010

($70) Medium yellow. Complex, soil-driven aromas of yellow plum, white nectarine, citrus peel, nutmeg, minerals and butterscotch. Then dry, chewy and saline in the mouth, with fruit very much in the background. Uncompromisingly dry on the finish. I'd give this 12 to 18 months before pulling the cork.

89 Points | Wine Spectator

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