There are 7,000 cases of the prodigious 2006 Proprietary Red Wine (a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec). Most of the fruit comes from the Stagecoach Vineyard and the Waters Ranch. Sweet, smoky, meaty aromas interwoven with melted asphalt, camphor, blackberry, cassis, and charcoal scents emerge from the complex aromatics. In the mouth, the wine is full-bodied, displaying sweet tannin, a concentrated mouthfeel, and a long, heady finish with substantial fruit, glycerin, and extract. It should drink beautifully for 20+ years.
81% Cabernet Sauvignon; 10% Merlot; 6% Cabernet Franc; 2% Petit Verdot; 1% Malbec. This latest version of Pahlmeyer's proprietary Napa Valley blend is, as usual, a very big, very deep wine that delivers lots of no-holds-barred richness. Its involving mix of cherries, cassis, dried herbs and very rich oak comes with a certain Merlot-like roundness and immediacy, and it eschews overt tannins even while being very well-balanced. It is already showing a fair sense of complexity, but be assured that there is much more to come, and the smart collector with set it aside for from five to eight years.
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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