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$225.00

Pahlmeyer Merlot 1995

1 In-Stock 750ml
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WA 94
WS 90
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Tasting Notes

WA94

I do not believe it is an exaggeration to say that Pahlmeyer's Merlot is now the finest being produced in California. One might quibble over other styles of Merlot, but no producer achieves more complexity, flavor, and thrills per sip than Pahlmeyer. The 1995 Merlot is an awesomely-endowed, full-bodied, pedal to the metal style of Merlot with great richness in addition to a knock-out nose of blackberry, raspberry, mocha, and smoky aromas that soar from the glass. The wine has a sweet attack (from its formidable glycerin and extract level, not sugar), full body, extraordinary layers of concentrated fruit, and a blockbuster finish. Amazingly, the wine, like its 1996 counterpart, possesses gorgeously integrated acidity, tannin, and alcohol. Can California Merlot get any better than this?

WS90

Well focused, with ripe black cherry, plum and wild berry flavors, a hint of cedar and spice and mild but firm tannins on the finish.


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The Winery

Pahlmeyer

Jayson Pahlmeyer, a former trial attorney quit his legal work and decided to satisfy his craving for wine into a career in Napa Valley. His dream was to create a “California Mouton” and in 1986 his Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red was the realization of a dream come true, and was the first of many critically acclaimed wines. With the help of many fantastic winemakers from Randy Dunn to Helen Turley they have all helped in the production of this iconic Napa Valley Bordeaux blend. Pahlmeyer’s viticultural practices demand low yields while commanding maximum flavor intensity. Farming in one- to two-acre blocks with a palette of as many as 12 clones for each variety, Pahlmeyer’s world-class pedigree of artisanal winemaking continues to rise to astonishing levels. Magnificent terroir, winemaking soul and masterwork fill each bottle of Pahlmeyer wine.We are excited to offer you today elegant, rigorously classic and age worthy wines!

Pahlmeyer’s viticultural practices demand low yields while commanding maximum flavor intensity. Farming in one-to two-acre blocks with a palette of as many as 12 clones for each variety, Pahlmeyer’s world-class pedigree of artisanal winemaking continues to rise to astonishing levels. Magnificent terroir, winemaking soul and masterwork fill each bottle of Pahlmeyer wine.

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