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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Pahlmeyer Merlot 2009
Pahlmeyer Merlot 2009
(search item no. 117162)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#96 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

Deep purple in color, the 2009 Merlot offers olallieberry and freshly-baked gingerbread on the nose. Plush tannins overlay a well-formed structure, while flavors of roasted herbs and concentrated mountain-grown blackberries blend together seamlessly. The weighty palate hints that this wine will continue to evolve beautifully with proper cellaring. The finish features lingering notes of whetting stone and blue raspberries.

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About Pahlmeyer:

Jayson Pahlmeyer has been producing highly sought-after wines since 1986. It began with Jayson's dream to make world-class Bordeaux-style wine from Napa Valley. Pahlmeyer's estate vineyard - Waters Rance - is situated at 2100 feet in the Atlas Peak appellation of Napa Valley. It is the key source for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Chardonnay. Jayson's passion eventually led him to the Sonoma Coast, where less than seven miles and two ridges from the Pacific Ocean, he planted Wayfarer Farm, their key source for Pinot Noir.