1994 Pahlmeyer - Merlot 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

The just-released 1994 Merlot is a terrific example of this varietal, and one of the finest I have ever tasted from California. The wine reveals a dense purple color, followed by a super fragrant nose of chocolate, mocha, toast, and black-cherry fruit. Full-bodied, but not heavy, this expansive, chewy, opulently textured wine should drink well for 15 or more years.

Drink Dates: 1996-2011
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 108

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

Big, bold, ripe and delicious, brimming with rich currant, herb, chocolate, mineral, anise and coffee. Finishes with a long, rich aftertaste and firm tannins.--California Merlot retrospective.

Drink Dates: 2000-2006
Author: James Laube


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Average rating: 94, based on 2 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

145 bottles owned by 71 collectors.

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About This Producer


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

Wine Varietal: Merlot


Merlot shares many of the same profile descriptors as Cabernet Sauvignon including plum, blackberry, chocolate and mocha. Bordeaux's Right Bank, such as in Pomerol and St.-Emilion, is the traditional home to this red grape, but it is grown all over the world. Merlot is either bottled on its own or is blended with other red grapes.

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