Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay 2000
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Wine SpectatorLots to admire in this ripe, rich, full-blown style. It serves up layers of complex fig, citrus, hazelnut, pear and appley flavors, finishing long and detailed. Drink now through 2006. 2,400 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThere are 2,500 cases of the 2000 Chardonnay. The acidity level presents itself as high, although Erin told me that analytically they are not out of line with lower acid vintages. Notes of honeyed citrus, lemon blossoms, candied oranges, and hazelnuts jump from the glass of this full-bodied, tasty, ripe, concentrated effort. It displays more definition and structure than previous examples. Whether that will translate into a longer aging curve is impossible to know, but my experience with most Pahlmeyer Chardonnays has shown that as great as they drink young, they can last for 5-6 years without any deterioration.