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2004 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley


Winery brand: Pahlmeyer

Wine Details

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Red Wine, Vintage 2004


Napa Valley - California, United States


Kale Anderson

VinTank Wine ID

840-0075-004863-01-2004-0-0001 (permalink, short)


79% Cabernet Sauvignon

11% Merlot

5% Cabernet Franc

4% Petit Verdot

1% Malbec


85% New French Oak: 18 Mo.
15% Used French Oak: 18 Mo.


Alcohol: 15.2%




Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Closure: Cork
Bottle Date:5/11/06; Release Date:10/1/07
VinTank Product ID: 840-0075-004863-01-2004-0-0001-03-0 Suggested Retail Price: US $125.00 sold out

International Wine Cellar - 92 points

Review 5/1/07: Bright medium ruby. Black fruits, violet, graphite and wild spices on the nose. Sweet and lush, with concentrated flavors of crushed dark berries and spices; a whiff of menthol adds freshness. The long finish features sweet, broad, tongue-coating tannins and a suggestion of sour candy. Read more

Wine Advocate - 91 points

Review 12/1/06: The outstanding 2004 Proprietary Red Wine possesses a deep ruby/purple color in addition to notes of vanilla, espresso roast, black currants, plums, and licorice. This rich, full-bodied, flamboyant, lush, heady red is best consumed over the next 12-15 years. Read more

Wine Spectator - 93 points

Review 10/15/07: Well-focused on a rich, vibrant core of ripe blackberry and wild berry fruit. This is elegant, balanced and deep, yet well-structured, ending with a long, complex finish that's trim and tight. –JL Read more

Wine Notes



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Vineyard Notes

Pahlmeyer Waters Ranch Vineyard
Stagecoach Vineyard
Rancho Chimiles VIneyard

Harvest Notes

Harvested September 9 to October 28, 2004

Winemaker Notes

The grape clusters were hand-sorted, and once de-stemmed, the berries were sorted again by hand on the way to tank. After four to five days of pre-fermentation cold maceration in small open-top fermentors, the fruit began 100% native yeast fermentation. Two to three weeks later, the fruit was gently pressed and moved to barrel where it finished primary and secondary fermentations. The wine continued to age in 85% new French oak – a combination of Taransaud and St. Martin barrels – for eighteen months. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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