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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Pahlmeyer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2005
Pahlmeyer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2005
(search item no. 100806)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $60.00

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

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2005 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, sourced almost completely from the Ritchie Vineyard (99% Ritchie, 1% Wayfarer Farm), located outside of the town of Forestville, is another stunning example of how good wines from the Sonoma Coast appellation can become. This wine offers complex, mouth filling flavors of citrus, tropical fruit, leesy minerality and spice. The creamy oak and bright acidity balance these rich flavors perfectly.
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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.