Pahlmeyer

Napa Valley Merlot

9.413 ratings
9.62 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday, and this is one of the the best Merlots from California, that I have ever had.

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Gorgeous nose of black currants, cooked plums, cooked cherries, dried figs, cedar, licorice, vanilla, basil, tobacco, chocolates, light cola, eucalyptus, Mediterranean spices and peppercorn.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Merlot from Napa Valley. Showing great complexity with a great mouthfeel, and drinks way above its price point.

Good right out of the bottle and better with some air time. After 90 minutes in the decanter, tannins show up and bring more structure. Well worth the wait.

Tasty and luscious. Flavorful and inviting with a fabulous nose.

Robert Parker 93 points.

Will age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years. A great wine to have all by itself and talk about.

Thank you Scott for sharing this beauty with me.

Delicious and engaging. Rich and extracted.

Teeth staining color, so not so good for a first date. You're welcome.

A blend of 96% Merlot with a touch of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$90.

It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday, and this is one of the the best Merlots from California, that I have ever had.

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Gorgeous nose of black currants, cooked plums, cooked cherries, dried figs, cedar, licorice, vanilla, basil, tobacco, chocolates, light cola, eucalyptus, Mediterranean spices and peppercorn.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Merlot from Napa Valley. Showing great complexity with a great mouthfeel, and drinks way above its price point.

Good right out of the bottle and better with some air time. After 90 minutes in the decanter, tannins show up and bring more structure. Well worth the wait.

Tasty and luscious. Flavorful and inviting with a fabulous nose.

Robert Parker 93 points.

Will age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years. A great wine to have all by itself and talk about.

Thank you Scott for sharing this beauty with me.

Delicious and engaging. Rich and extracted.

Teeth staining color, so not so good for a first date. You're welcome.

A blend of 96% Merlot with a touch of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$90.

Jul 1st, 2021
"Odedi"

It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Let's bring Merlot back!

Deep ruby, almost Inky in color, with a very short purplish rim.

Beautiful nose of blackberries, black plums, red cherries, tobacco, light vanilla, spices, cedar, herbs, light earth, chocolates, black pepper and eucalyptus. What a gorgeous nose.

Full-bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black plums, black cherries, earth, tobacco, cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, herbs, leather and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a gorgeous Merlot from Napa Valley. Rich, extracted and elegant. Well balanced and fruit forward.

This 7-year-old is drinking very nicely now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

Nicely balanced with a gorgeous mouthfeel. Not in your face kind of wine, which I really appreciate.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after an hour of airtime, but I did not decant it. As it opens up, more red fruits show up. Really nice, tangy and interesting.

I've had it a few times before, and it is always special. One of the best Merlos for my palate.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

Good by itself or with food, and will pair nicely with a nice piece of steak. I tried it with the French Brie, but it did not work out too well. Much better with the dried meats.

A blend of 96% Merlot with tiny amounts of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in (85% new) French Oak barrels for 20 months.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$120.

It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Let's bring Merlot back!

Deep ruby, almost Inky in color, with a very short purplish rim.

Beautiful nose of blackberries, black plums, red cherries, tobacco, light vanilla, spices, cedar, herbs, light earth, chocolates, black pepper and eucalyptus. What a gorgeous nose.

Full-bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black plums, black cherries, earth, tobacco, cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, herbs, leather and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a gorgeous Merlot from Napa Valley. Rich, extracted and elegant. Well balanced and fruit forward.

This 7-year-old is drinking very nicely now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

Nicely balanced with a gorgeous mouthfeel. Not in your face kind of wine, which I really appreciate.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after an hour of airtime, but I did not decant it. As it opens up, more red fruits show up. Really nice, tangy and interesting.

I've had it a few times before, and it is always special. One of the best Merlos for my palate.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

Good by itself or with food, and will pair nicely with a nice piece of steak. I tried it with the French Brie, but it did not work out too well. Much better with the dried meats.

A blend of 96% Merlot with tiny amounts of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in (85% new) French Oak barrels for 20 months.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$120.

1 person found it helpfulJul 13th, 2023
Christopher Friend

Rabbits. Gift from Tornell’s.

Rabbits. Gift from Tornell’s.

Jan 16th, 2023
AEL
9.2

Most high end merlot has plush, full flavors and good viscosity, but great ones manage to have structure too. This one kills it. Intense, lingering nose with cocoa, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit, a little graphite. But it has a spine, which is clear on the nose and continues on the palate. A classy merlot. At mom's.

Most high end merlot has plush, full flavors and good viscosity, but great ones manage to have structure too. This one kills it. Intense, lingering nose with cocoa, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit, a little graphite. But it has a spine, which is clear on the nose and continues on the palate. A classy merlot. At mom's.

Feb 19th, 2021
Ethan Karas

Crowd pleaser.

Crowd pleaser.

Feb 3rd, 2021
Jeanette Bangs

Happy New Year 🎊 delicious 🍷 2021 🎉

Happy New Year 🎊 delicious 🍷 2021 🎉

Jan 1st, 2021
Steve Bridge

Steve had this 2 years ago

Steve had this 2 years ago

Nov 21st, 2021
Tyler Felous

Tyler had this 3 years ago

Tyler had this 3 years ago

Jan 1st, 2021
Roger Smith

Roger had this 3 years ago

Roger had this 3 years ago

Oct 3rd, 2020
Matt Forester

Matt had this 4 years ago

Matt had this 4 years ago

Aug 28th, 2020