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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay 2008
Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 106662)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $65.99

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
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
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 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:

Rich layers of apricot, peach, almond and lemon drop are seamlessly integrated with yeasty and floral notes, highlighted by vibrant acidity. This balanced and complex wine is beautiful now but will continue to unfurl over the next several years.
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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.