Pahlmeyer 2018 Proprietary Red, Napa Valley


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Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red is one of Napa Valley’s most iconic wines that continually receives rave reviews and accolades. This 2018 is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc sourced from the vineyards Pahlmeyer Estate, Upper Range, Stagecoach and Rancho Chimiles. The grapes were all triaged and selected by hand at the winery. The fruit underwent several days of cold maceration and two to six weeks of primary fermentation before gentle basket press. The wine then aged in 100% new French Oak barrels for 22 months.Jeb Dunnuck scored this wine 97 points saying the 2018 Red Blend Proprietary Red could easily be mistaken for a great vintage from Château Latour, at least aromatically. Blackcurrants, scorched earth, lead pencil shavings, and a gorgeous sense of minerality all develop in the glass, and it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a deep, concentrated mouthfeel, building tannins (and plenty of them), and a great finish. This brilliant, world-clas…


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