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2012 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Napa Valley

  • 95 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 91 IWC
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SKU: 55911-2012-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Pahlmeyer's spectacular 2012 Chardonnay offers abundant aromas of hazelnuts, buttered citrus, tropical fruits and honeysuckle intermixed with a touch of tangerine oil. It cuts a full-bodied swath across the palate, and possesses good acidity, exuberant fruit and an undeniably sexy style. Enjoy this terrific All-American, All-Napa Valley Chardonnay over the next 4-5 years. Bravo!
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    (90% new French oak; from fruit picked entirely in October, mostly from Jayson Pahlmeyer's estate on Atlas Peak): Full bright yellow with a green tinge. Ripe, lively aromas of citrus fruits, hazelnut, oatmeal and brown spices; showing less toasty oak than past vintages. Silky and glyceral in the mouth; oilier and more mealy than the Sonoma Coast chardonnay, with a distinctly honeyed character. A bit more phenolic too, not showing quite the nuance or floral lift of the Sonoma version.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Rich and flavorful, with bold tiers of fig, apricot and honeydew melon notes, expanding and gaining depth on the finish, where this turns elegant and graceful.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Stephen G41
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

  • 148 bottles owned
  • 27 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 27 collectors)