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2004 Pahlmeyer - Red 750ml
2004 Pahlmeyer - Red
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Bordeaux Blend
2004 Pahlmeyer - Red
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 132

(a five-variety Bordeaux blend based on 79% cabernet sauvignon) Bright medium ruby. Black fruits, violet, graphite and wild spices on the nose. Sweet and lush, with concentrated flavors of crushed dark berries and spices; a whiff of menthol adds freshness. The long finish features sweet, broad, tongue-coating tannins and a suggestion of sour candy. This was a bit awkward from barrel a year ago but has turned out very well.

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Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 168

A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, the outstanding 2004 Proprietary Red Wine possesses a deep ruby/purple color in addition to notes of vanilla, espresso roast, black currants, plums, and licorice. This rich, full-bodied, flamboyant, lush, heady red is best consumed over the next 12-15 years.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

Well-focused on a rich, vibrant core of ripe blackberry and wild berry fruit. This is elegant, balanced and deep, yet well-structured, ending with a long, complex finish that's trim and tight. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. 5,840 cases made.

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Community Reviews


Ronn L Trust Rating: 90 Tasted On: 01/24/2014 Drink Dates:


Richard N1962 Trust Rating: 94 Tasted On: 12/26/2012 Drink Dates: 2012

Soft and understated. Very Bordeaux-like. Wonder mouth fell and long finish.


Anonymous Author Trust Rating: 94 Tasted On: 11/21/2012 Drink Dates: 2009-2015


PurpleTeeth Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 07/13/2012 Drink Dates: 2007-2015

Ripe, big, and structured, this wine's flavors are well delineated and distinct. Lives up to its moniker as "The Mouton of California," showing that state's ripe, luscious fruit within a framework of Old World complexity, structure and earthiness. Its truly unique style (by California standards) is due mainly to the fact that the wine is made from actual Bordeaux clones smuggled into the US many years ago by the proprietor. Upon opening, this was exceptionally dry and its bouquet showed hints of menthol qualities, but 60 minutes of aeration in a large decanter helped the wine unfold and resolve those issues. Drink now through 2015.


MZR Tasted On: 10/14/2011

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