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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay 2005
Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay 2005
(search item no. 91565)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2002 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 96 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2005 Chardonnay Napa reveals a light gold/green color along with scents of nectarines, quince, orange marmalade, brioche, and a leesy element. It possesses terrific acidity, not quite the complexity or mouthfeel of the Sonoma Coast offering, but a big, bold, smoky style that demands consumption over the next 5-6 years."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
92 Points

"Harmonious, smooth and creamy, with delicate fig, vanilla, melon and spice, gaining complexity and length and ending with a touch of anise and cedary oak. Drink now through 2010."
Wine Spectator
90 Points

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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.