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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...
89-92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013
(blended with 22% cabernet sauvignon and 2% malbec): Full red-ruby. Candied blackberry, licorice, lead pencil and a faint herbal note on the nose. Juicy, spicy and precise, offering good sweetness to its dark fruit flavors. Perhaps not as stuffed with material as the 2010 but this is fresher and more focused. Finishes firm and persistent. Winemaker Kale Anderson noted that this fruit was all picked after the rains (until November 2) but that the hillside sites fared well in 2011. The merlot got very ripe, he added.