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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 1996
Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 1996
(search item no. 34346)
collectible wine
has fluid
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The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $125.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine shares some of the chocolatey characteristics of the two Merlot vintages, but there is more cassis liqueur, blackberries, blueberries, and pain grille (toast) notes in this lavishly rich, flamboyant proprietary red.Full-bodied, marvelously concentrated and extremely well-balanced, this wine's acidity, tannin, and high alcohol are completely buried beneath the complex fruit and extract of this profound offering.
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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.