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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...
90-92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2014
(15.2% alcohol; blended with 6% petit verdot and 2% cabernet sauvignon): Good red-ruby. Slightly jammy aromas of dark berries, chocolate and graphite. Sweet, plush and broad, with mouthfilling flavors of dark cherry, cassis, cocoa powder and caramel. Not especially brisk or sharply delineated but finishes with sufficient energy, ripe tannins and very good sweetness and length. In the copious 2012 vintage, the merlot crop was close to five tons per acre on these densely planted vines (3 feet by 6), cropped to one cluster per shoot, according to winemaker Kale Anderson.