2005 Pahlmeyer - Red 750ml

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2005 Pahlmeyer - Red
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International Wine Cellar | 94

($125; 84% cabernet sauvignon with 10% merlot, 4% cab franc and 1% each petit verdot and malbec) Good saturated red-ruby. Pungent aromas of cassis and violet, with a whiff of smoked meat. Densely packed, layered and thick; a step up in depth from the merlot. This boasts a chocolatey richness to its sweet dark fruit flavors. Finishes supple, lush, broad and long, with substantial sweet tannins and a lingering note of chocolate.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | 96

The 2005 Proprietary Red is significantly better than what I tasted last year, although I certainly gave it a high score. This wine has fleshed out beautifully. The final blend (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec) has a deep purple color, a beautifully sweet nose of blackberries and cassis intermixed with some meatiness, smoke, and a touch of pain grille as well as notes of espresso and licorice. Full-bodied, rich, with decent acidity, excellent delineation, and moderately high tannin, this is a beauty that should evolve for 25-30+ years It is no wimpish wine at 15.2% natural alcohol, but that is buried beneath a cascade of gorgeous fruit and glycerin. This wine should be cruising along brilliantly in 2030+.

Drink Dates: 2007-2030
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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Wine Spectator | 94

Ripe, rich and complex, with layers of black cherry, wild berry, currant and cherry kirsch flavors that are bold, rich and persistent, ending with a long, intense yet elegant aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

Drink Dates: 2008-2015
Author: James Laube


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Score: 91
Author: gaston
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 03/15/2013
Score: 93
Author: Southbound Union
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 01/31/2013
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Score: 95
Author: DartAdam
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/17/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2020
This was great juice. Nose was blackberry and gravel and a little muskiness. Flavor was lingering, deep and rich. Not over the top but big and satisfying. Excellent finish. This was a very enjoyable bottle and it is drinking well right now.

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Score: 93
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 84
Tasted On: 02/07/2011

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Score: 92
Author: Koby
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 01/02/2011
Drink Dates: 2012-2020
Site Blog: The Wine Forum Less generous than expected but well built. I can see this gaining more complexity, sosit these on their sides for few more years. Must decant 3 hours. Color: dark core with vibrant red edges Nose: tight but showed currant, cherry, meat, and mineralogy Palate: tight but well made, shy flavors similar to the aromas unfolded, tight and firm tannins

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