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2003 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

  • 93 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety

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SKU: 99572-2003-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($70) Hazy, full yellow-gold. Superripe aromas of pineapple, apricot, lemon cream and exotic spices. Concentrated, thick flavors of tropical fruits firmed by an edge of acidity. Began a bit salty and phenolic but grew fresher and showed more minerality as it opened in the glass. A bit edgy on the aftertaste. From an old Wente clone planted in Kent Ritchie's Poplar Vineyard.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    A well-oaked style. Nicely done, with lots of creamy vanilla wood flavors wrapped around a center of ripe apple and pear fruit. Finishes with a splash of pineapple and guava, which is the most fascinating aspect.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2009
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2003 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast (basically made from an old Wente Chardonnay clone of 30-year-old vines planted in the Ritchie Vineyard) is great stuff. A full-bodied, honeyed nose of pastry, lemon butter, and orange marmalade is followed by a wine with wonderful stuffing, richness, texture, full body, and a Burgundy-like minerality. The good news is there are 700 cases of this stunning effort.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Always enjoys this.
    Author: Eliza C
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.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 218 bottles owned
  • 30 collectors