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2010 Pahlmeyer Red

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 95 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 55908-2010

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$179.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    (82% cabernet sauvignon with 9% merlot, 6% cabernet franc, 2% petit verdot and 1% malbec): Good ruby-red. Much more vibrant on the nose than the merlot, offering scents of blackberry, flowers, graphite and licorice. Dense but juicy, conveying lovely intensity without weight. A bit youthfully aggressive today but boasts sound acidity and good salty extract. Still a tad tight and dry on the back end, but finishes with sneaky rising length.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Big, bold and expressive, featuring ripe, juicy plum and wild berry flavors, with touches of spice and cedar. Impressively supple, with a finish gripped by graceful and refined tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Mocha, espresso, cloves and blackberry jam are some of many nuances that emerge from the 2010 Red Blend. A deep, rich wine, the 2010 boasts stunning aromatics, beautifully chiseled fruit and fabulous overall balance. I sense a slightly less sweet, overt style than in previous years, yet at the same time, there is plenty of richness in the glass. I suspect the 2010 will still be going strong at age 20. Today, it is flat-out gorgeous. The 2010 is 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating:

    Cherries,lightly pepper, smooth and rich.
    Author: John
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Decant for at least an hour. Gobs of dark fruit. Hints of vanilla, oak and earth. Very smooth/sweet tannins.
    Author: Jonasty
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Very extracted, with gobs of red fruit and blackberries. The downside is that it is a touch sweet and lacking in structure. Close to being a fruit bomb.
    Author: Litig8tr
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

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 379 bottles owned
  • 76 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 76 collectors)