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2011 Pahlmeyer - Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

  • 88 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 215621-2011
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (14.9% alcohol): Medium red. Reticent, musky nose opens to reveal perfumed notes of red berries, rose petal, spices and herbs. Supple and velvety on the palate, with lovely harmonious acidity framing the tangy, concentrated red fruit flavors. Offers a lovely combination of silkiness of texture and energy. Finishes long and lively, with suave tannins. Lovely pinot.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Elegantly styled, with well-proportioned cherry, spice, fresh-turned earth, anise and cedar notes. Complex and detailed, showing vibrant acidity. Drink now through 2024. 2,000 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    PahlmeyerƒA?A?s 2011 Pinot Noir packs a serious punch. Rich and expressive, the 2011 wraps around the palate with considerable depth and volume. Clocking in at 14.9% alcohol, the 2011 is one of the bigger wines of the year. In that sense, it is not a typical 2011 Pinot, especially for the Sonoma Coast. With time in the glass, the alcohol becomes absolutely dominant, while the tannins show elements of bitterness and astringency, all of which suggest the wine was pushed too far. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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  • 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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    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

    • 72 bottles owned
    • 18 collectors