Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot 2004

$119.99

SKU 1885

750ml

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The grapes were given a five-day cold soak before fermentation, fermented on their own natural yeast, and aged nineteen months in French oak barrels. The wine was bottled with neither fining nor filtration on May 8, 2006.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Pahlmeyer
Alcohol/vol 15.2%
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Wine SpectatorShows seductive aromas of rich currant, with mocha and espresso bean oak. Deep, complex, intense and concentrated. The long, full, persistent finish has firm, ripe tannins and lays the fruit and oak out in spades. Drink now through 2012. 2,740 cases made.

James Laube, May 15, 2007
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Wine AdvocatePahlmeyer has consistently produced one of the finest, most ageworthy Merlots in California. Their 2004 Merlot (a blend of 87.5% Merlot and 12.5% Cabernet Sauvignon) exhibits a soft, fleshy, up-front, charming bouquet of chocolate, berry fruit, and roasted herbs. Round, front-end loaded, and seductive, it should be enjoyed over the next 7-8 years.

Robert Parker, December 2006