1996 Pahlmeyer - Red

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 95 WA
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55908-1996-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Fresh aromas of ripe black cherry, currant and berry are enticing, turning rich and complex on the palate, with fine depth, balance and persistence. Impessive for its vitality and purity of flavor. The best of four bottles.--1996 California Cabernet retrospective.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 1996 Proprietary Red (a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc) is not a very weighty (14.3% alcohol) offering. It has become more delineated with a year of bottle age, offering up classic creme de cassis, smoked meat, coffee, prune, and toasty new oak scents. Concentrated, with fabulously high extract, sweet tannin, and full body, this wine has an elegant feel on the palate, but is still a blockbuster.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Austin C
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: MWynholds
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Jkbergmann
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: rcl
Pahlmeyer started over 20 years ago when former trial attorney Jayson Pahlmeyer decided to turn his passion for wine into a career in Napa Valley. After studying viticulture and oenology at the University of Bordeaux, Pahlmeyer returned to the United States and produced his first wine (a Bordeaux blend) in 1986. Under the guidance of Pahlmyer, and current winemaker Erin Green, this reputation endures, annually establishing the estate as one of the finest producers of Bordeaux blends, Merlot, and Chardonnay in California.

See other similar producers:Harlan Estate,Cardinale Estate,Roy Estate

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1144 bottles owned
  • 260 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 260 collectors)