2006 Pahlmeyer - Pinot Noir 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

There are 1,600 cases of the 2006 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, a 100% destemmed cuvee made from Dijon clones 667, 828, and 777. It reveals classic Cote de Nuits aromas of damp forest floor, black raspberries, cherries, and spring flowers. With terrific fruit, full body, ripe tannin, and a round, generous, savory mouthfeel already displaying tremendous complexity, it should drink well for 7-8 years. Almost half of the fruit comes from Pahlmeyer's own 24-acre Pinot Noir parcel at his Sonoma Coast vineyard called Wayfarer.

Drink Dates: 2008-2016
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

($90) Good medium ruby. Pretty aromas of red cherry, strawberry and flowers. Supple on entry, then tight in the middle, even slightly hard-edged, with intriguing suggestions of spice and orange rind. Quite closed on the back end and a bit youthfully ungiving today. I would never have guessed this pinot had a pH as high as 3.8, not to mention 15.1% alcohol. From vines planted in 2001 and 2002.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

Shows candied apple, cherry, wild berry and huckleberry flavors. Medium-weight, spicy and floral, with a clean, vibrant finish that offers depth and complexity. 1,642 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2009-2013
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 94
Author: Adriel L
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 04/19/2010
My first pinot from Pahlmeyer. Elegant in weight and texture. Long finish with cherry cola like fruit.

Rating: 90
Author: Tbone200
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/18/2014
A little over the top for me. Bold and over extractedâ?¦..

Average rating: 90, based on 5 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

631 bottles owned by 143 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: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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