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Pahlmeyer Red Wine 2014 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 94] [WS 95] [AG 92]
Pahlmeyer Red Wine 2014 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 94] [WS 95] [AG 92]


 
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Winery: Pahlmeyer
Varietal: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot
Region: Napa Valley, California
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: PAHLMEYERRED14-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
This wine has a deep garnet rim with a dark burgundy-hued core. A nose of sweet vanilla, cigar and blackberry carries over onto the soft, voluptuous palate. Ripe fruit flavors are accented with notes of licorice, graphic slate and unsweetened chocolate powder, while hints of dark roasted coffee show up on the very edges of the tongue.

Winemaking:
Proprietary Red is a masterful blend of five Bordeaux varietals, each harvested and vinified separately in more then 50 individual lots. Grape clusters were gravity-fed onto a vibrating table where two screens sifted out materials other than grapes, and we removed by hand any fruit that did not pass visual inspection. After gentle destemming, individual berries were hand-sorted again to ensure that only the best grapes were delivered to the fermenters. The fruit underwent five days of cold maceration and two to six weeks of primary fermentation before gentle basket press. We aged the wine in 85% new Seguin Moreau Icone and Taransaud French Oak barrels for 20 months.

Composition 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot

Winemaker: Kale Anderson
Alcohol: 15%
Harvested: September 5 to October 10, 2014
Bottled: May 5, 2015
Released: March 1, 2017
Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2014 Proprietary Red Wine is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec, again, showing slightly less depth than its two surrounding siblings, but beautiful pure fruit, silky, velvety tannins, a layered mouthfeel and deep blackcurrant and black cherry fruit intermixed with cedar wood, fruitcake and smoky oak. This is a terrific wine as well and it will be the fastest out of the gate in terms of evolution – drinking beautifully for the next 15+ years." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (30th Dec 2016)

95 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A remarkable effort, engagingly rich and concentrated, with a deep, firm mix of licorice-shaded blackberry, currant, graphite, dried herb and cedary oak notes. The flavors hold and gain, leading to a persistent finish that keeps echoing the core elements. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2030. 5,000 cases made." - James Laube (June 15, 2017)

92 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"Pahlmeyer's 2014 Proprietary Red is a highly attractive wine with the mid-weight structure of the vintage. Dark red cherry, plum, mint and new French oak notes abound. The 2014 has more than enough depth and density to drink well with minimal cellaring, although my sense is that the wine will be at its best once it has dropped some of its baby fat." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2016)


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