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Pahlmeyer Chardonnay 2017 (Napa Valley, California) - [JD 96] [WS 95] [RP 93+] [AG 92]
Pahlmeyer Chardonnay 2017 (Napa Valley, California) - [JD 96] [WS 95] [RP 93+] [AG 92]


 
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Winery: Pahlmeyer
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Napa Valley, California
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: PAHLMEYERCHARDNAPA17-W
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Notes from the Winemaker:
The 2017 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay opens with sweet white floral aromas that lead into notes of lemon curd, orange spice, and intriguing hints of roasted almonds. A rich, viscous palate delivers ripe honeydew melon and custard flavors with good tension between acidity and texture. A kiss of French oak distinguishes the wine’s complex finish.

Winemaking:
Our Chardonnay was picked during the cool of the night and each cluster was inspected and hand sorted at the winery before being gravity fed into the bladder press. The juice settled in stainless steel tanks for 24 hours. After rigorous inspection, we racked the finest lots to 100% new François Frères French oak barrels and monitored fermentation daily, stirring the lees only as needed to stimulate the process. After malolactic fermentation, the wine continued to age on lees for 11 months. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration. This wine was vinted by Bibiana González Rave and blended by Jennifer Williams.

Winemaker: Jennifer Williams
Alcohol: 14.9%
Harvested: September 2 to September 13, 2017
Bottled: August 30, 2018
Released: March 18, 2019

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Bottled in August, the 2017 Chardonnay Napa Valley offers Aubert-like notes of white flowers, white peach, tangerine, flower oil, and white flowers. It's rich, layered, so pure and balanced, and is just a class act as well as one of the top Chardonnays in this report." - Jeb Dunnuck (1/31/2019)

95 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Unctuous, featuring succulent flavors of pear tart, dried tropical fruits, quince jelly and apple pastry, loaded with cream and spice details. The long finish is filled with light buttery accents and hints of hazelnut. Drink now through 2025. 1,900 cases made." — KM (Jun 30, 2019)

93+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Composed entirely of fruit from Atlas Peak and bottled two weeks ago, the 2017 Chardonnay gives very pretty white peaches, pink grapefruit, honey-drizzled pears and lime blossoms with touches of nutmeg, marzipan and baker’s yeast. The palate is medium-bodied with a slight, very pleasant phenolic grip to the texture and bags of stone fruit and pear layers, finishing on a lovely savory note." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (29th Oct 2018)

92 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"Pahlmeyer's 2017 Chardonnay (Napa Valley) is a pretty, very supple wine. Orchard fruit, chamomile, sage, mint and apricot are nicely pushed forward in this open-knit, creamy Chardonnay. Beautifully balanced and racy, the 2017 has a lot to offer. The Napa Valley Chardonnay is a blend of fruit from the estate and Antinori's Antica property on Atlas Peak. This is an attractive wine, especially within the context of the vintage." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2018)


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