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1997 Pahlmeyer - Red 750ml
1997 Pahlmeyer - Red
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Bordeaux Blend
1997 Pahlmeyer - Red
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 90

Very saturated black ruby to the rim. Dark aromas of cassis, black raspberry, licorice, maple syrup, shoe polish and flowers. Superripe and compellingly layered and deep; as thick and sweet as the merlot but more tactile, with a stronger impression of acidity and structure and superb flavor definition. Thoroughly ripe, noble tannins reach the entire palate. Pahlmeyer still shows a slight preference for his cabernet sauvignon-based blend. "The merlot, after all, used to be the leftover juice, the stuff that didn't go into the red blend," he explained.

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Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 132

The finest proprietary red produced by Pahlmeyer to date is their 1997 (a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and the rest Petit-Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec). Production is 3,300 cases, and the wine tips the scales at 14.7% alcohol. A super-rich, blockbuster effort, it exhibits an opaque purple color in addition to a fabulous bouquet of black fruits, espresso, cocoa, mocha, and flowers. A prodigious red, with low acidity, spectacular concentration, and fabulous purity as well as overall symmetry, it can be drunk now, but promises to last for 20-25 years.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

Ultraripe and rich, with jammy wild berry, blackcherry, currant and spicy nuances that are deepand concentrated, finishing with a long, detailedaftertaste. Wonderful sense of harmony andfinesse. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot,Cabernet Franc and Malbec. 1,900 cases made.

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Community Reviews


rcl Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 06/17/2014


JLANDAULA Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 08/31/2012 Drink Dates: 2012-2014

Fresh and vibrant, with snappy red currant, herb, sage and mineral flavors that are focused and persistent. Best of two bottles. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.--'97 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now. 1,900 cases made.


SingKevin Trust Rating: 94 Tasted On: 09/09/2011


Stephen G41 Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 02/07/2009

The Pahlmeyer proprietary blend has always given great drinking pleasure and this was no exception. Subtle nose, soft on the palate and beautiful finish.

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