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2005 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley

Pahlmeyer

Winery brand: Pahlmeyer

Wine Details

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Red Wine, Vintage 2005

Appellation/Region

Napa Valley - California, United States

Winemaker

Kale Anderson

VinTank Wine ID

840-0075-004863-01-2005-0-0001 (permalink, short)

Composition

84% Cabernet Sauvignon

11% Merlot

3% Cabernet Franc

1% Malbec

1% Petit Verdot

Treatments

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

Readings

Alcohol: 15.2%

Organic/Biodynamic/Sustainability

Unspecified

SKUs/Formats

Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Closure: Cork
Bottle Date:4/17/07; Release Date:10/1/08
VinTank Product ID: 840-0075-004863-01-2005-0-0001-03-9 Suggested Retail Price: US $150.00 sold out

Accolades
International Wine Cellar - 94 points

Review 5/1/08: Good saturated red-ruby. Pungent aromas of cassis and violet, with a whiff of smoked meat. Densely packed, layered and thick. This boasts a chocolatey richness to its sweet dark fruit flavors. Finishes supple, lush, broad and long, with substantial sweet tannins and a lingering note of chocolate. Read more

Wine Advocate - 96 points

Review 12/1/07: This wine has fleshed out beautifully. The final blend has a deep purple color, a beautifully sweet nose of blackberries and cassis intermixed with some meatiness, smoke, and a touch of pain grille as well as notes of espresso and licorice. Full-bodied, rich, with decent acidity, excellent delineation, and moderately ... Read more

Wine Spectator - 94 points

Review 10/15/08: Ripe, rich and complex, with layers of black cherry, wild berry, currant and cherry kirsch flavors that are bold, rich and persistent, ending with a long, intense yet elegant aftertaste. –JL Read more

Wine Notes

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Description

The 2005 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red, a vibrant, deeply colored wine, offers a nose complex in aromas of crème de cassis, tobacco, dark chocolate, dark fruit, graphite and spice. The extraordinary structure of this wine encompasses a palate that is full-bodied and rich, offering excellent acidity and finely grained tannins. The length is impeccable and lasts seemingly for minutes after the last swallow. A truly irresistible wine to try now but certainly one that should also hold for decades.

Vineyard Notes

Pahlmeyer Waters Ranch Vineyard
Stagecoach VIneyard
Rancho Chimiles Vineyard
Schaeffer Vineyard

Harvest Notes

Harvested September 29 to October 15, 2005

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.

Tasting Notes

The 2005 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red, a vibrant, deeply colored wine, offers a nose complex in aromas of crème de cassis, tobacco, dark chocolate, dark fruit, graphite and spice. The extraordinary structure of this wine encompasses a palate that is full-bodied and rich, offering excellent acidity and finely grained tannins. The length is impeccable and lasts seemingly for minutes after the last swallow. A truly irresistible wine to try now but certainly one that should also hold for decades.

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