Pahlmeyer

Napa Valley Merlot

9.318 ratings
9.35 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Second of our seven year vertical tonight....Scratch that the 2014 came out too.

Deep garnet red. Rich nose with graphite, dark berries, sweet spices and purple flowers. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Layered palate with pencil shavings, black fruits, pepper and spices. Long and lingering finish with great structure. Drink till 2026.

Second of our seven year vertical tonight....Scratch that the 2014 came out too.

Deep garnet red. Rich nose with graphite, dark berries, sweet spices and purple flowers. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Layered palate with pencil shavings, black fruits, pepper and spices. Long and lingering finish with great structure. Drink till 2026.

Feb 9th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Great final night dinner with Kale and Ranko Anderson. Second of the reds:
Super dark ruby red. Lovely nose with some crushed dark berries, dark floral notes and very light stones. Moderate tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Tons of layers in dark berries, both black and tight blue. Great depth and power. Decanted for two hours. Drink till 2026.

Great final night dinner with Kale and Ranko Anderson. Second of the reds:
Super dark ruby red. Lovely nose with some crushed dark berries, dark floral notes and very light stones. Moderate tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Tons of layers in dark berries, both black and tight blue. Great depth and power. Decanted for two hours. Drink till 2026.

Feb 10th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Thank you @David A Lentine for cracking open this beautiful wine!

Excellent Merlot, showed very well against some difficult competition. Medium ruby red with high intensity. No decant but nose was showing a mix of dark cocoa, baking spices and dark berries. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) with a rich and full body. Long finish showing similar characteristics to the nose. Delicious merlot as always. Drink till 2026.

Thank you @David A Lentine for cracking open this beautiful wine!

Excellent Merlot, showed very well against some difficult competition. Medium ruby red with high intensity. No decant but nose was showing a mix of dark cocoa, baking spices and dark berries. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) with a rich and full body. Long finish showing similar characteristics to the nose. Delicious merlot as always. Drink till 2026.

Nov 6th, 2016
Joe Roth

Drinking nicely!

Drinking nicely!

Mar 12th, 2018
Joe Roth

Oh yeah!

Oh yeah!

Jan 9th, 2018
Frank Ventura

In such a great place, should keep getting better!

In such a great place, should keep getting better!

Feb 24th, 2017
Ron R
9.6

Good god...
We tasted this approx. 5 years ago and this example has transformed itself from a viscous, exuberant infantile to this complex, ethereal example.
The nose is sexy with coffee, barrel toast and cloves. The palette is rich and powerful, yet somewhat restrained with dark chocolate, sweet tobacco and sweet caramel. Tannins are muscular yet polished. Acidity lines up perfectly. 15.2 abv does not make an appearance. This is arguably the best pure Merlot we have tasted.

Good god...
We tasted this approx. 5 years ago and this example has transformed itself from a viscous, exuberant infantile to this complex, ethereal example.
The nose is sexy with coffee, barrel toast and cloves. The palette is rich and powerful, yet somewhat restrained with dark chocolate, sweet tobacco and sweet caramel. Tannins are muscular yet polished. Acidity lines up perfectly. 15.2 abv does not make an appearance. This is arguably the best pure Merlot we have tasted.

Aug 29th, 2016
Jonathan Hammer

Jonathan had this 4 days ago

Jonathan had this 4 days ago

Apr 20th, 2019
PAO
9.1

PAO had this 3 months ago

PAO had this 3 months ago

Jan 18th, 2019
Joe Roth

Joe had this a year ago

Joe had this a year ago

May 19th, 2018