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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...
91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2014
(90% new French oak; from fruit picked entirely in October, mostly from Jayson Pahlmeyer's estate on Atlas Peak): Full bright yellow with a green tinge. Ripe, lively aromas of citrus fruits, hazelnut, oatmeal and brown spices; showing less toasty oak than past vintages. Silky and glyceral in the mouth; oilier and more mealy than the Sonoma Coast chardonnay, with a distinctly honeyed character. A bit more phenolic too, not showing quite the nuance or floral lift of the Sonoma version.