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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 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2014
(15.2% alcohol; includes 13% cabernet franc and 2% malbec; aged in 80% new oak): Distinctly medicinal aromas of redcurrant and herbs, plus a whiff of chocolate. Sweet and pliant but a bit flat, showing modest inner-mouth depth and nuance. Tannins are supple but the finish betrays a green character. From a tiny crop held down by a hailstorm during the June 3/4 rainy period. This wine was vinified by Erin Green and finished by Kale Anderson, who took over as winemaker for Jayson Pahlmeyer's Napa Valley operations in July of 2012.