Pahlmeyer

Oakville Merlot

9.2399 ratings
9.176 pro ratings
Oakville, 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
Bill Bender

Another classic. This was from the Helen Turley era at Pahlmeyer and was one of the bottlings that helped introduce me to finer wine. Superb mint dark chocolate and violet aromatics. This has a dash of Cab Franc in it and you can catch it. Very dark and full with fine grained tannins, black cherry and rich earth. Classy and muscular.

Another classic. This was from the Helen Turley era at Pahlmeyer and was one of the bottlings that helped introduce me to finer wine. Superb mint dark chocolate and violet aromatics. This has a dash of Cab Franc in it and you can catch it. Very dark and full with fine grained tannins, black cherry and rich earth. Classy and muscular.

May 19th, 2019
Mike R
9.4

Amazing

Amazing

Mar 16th, 2019
Rick Baumgarten

Oxidizing. Seen better days

Oxidizing. Seen better days

2 people found it helpfulDec 20th, 2014
Cory Wagner

Showing a little age but delicious

Showing a little age but delicious

2 people found it helpfulDec 11th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.7

Sweet juicy cherry and plum fruit with milk chocolate notes sweet herbs with a touch of fresh earth loam and more. Abig merlot but very elegant silky smooth textur and a firm hand of acidity . A Cabernet drinkers merlot. Finish 45+ most excellent

Sweet juicy cherry and plum fruit with milk chocolate notes sweet herbs with a touch of fresh earth loam and more. Abig merlot but very elegant silky smooth textur and a firm hand of acidity . A Cabernet drinkers merlot. Finish 45+ most excellent

2 people found it helpfulAug 19th, 2014
David L

07' Pahlmeyer Merlot. Drinking perfectly now. Pop & pour. Let it open up for 15 minutes in the glass...voila-

07' Pahlmeyer Merlot. Drinking perfectly now. Pop & pour. Let it open up for 15 minutes in the glass...voila-

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2017
Steven Sarkisian

Amazing wine for one as young as this, it tastes like a wine 10 yrs older.
95 merlot, 4% cab and 1% petit Verdot.
Intense color and concentrated flavors, this red is pretty stellar. The wine maker suggests this wine can be aged for 20 years.

Amazing wine for one as young as this, it tastes like a wine 10 yrs older.
95 merlot, 4% cab and 1% petit Verdot.
Intense color and concentrated flavors, this red is pretty stellar. The wine maker suggests this wine can be aged for 20 years.

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2016
WC Fields

Great aromatics with layers of plums and blueberries. Decant did this nicely

Great aromatics with layers of plums and blueberries. Decant did this nicely

1 person found it helpfulJul 4th, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.8

Old world style of merlot. Drinking great . Eagles Dallas game

Old world style of merlot. Drinking great . Eagles Dallas game

1 person found it helpfulDec 14th, 2014
Rebecca McMahon

Still got at least 10 years in it!

Still got at least 10 years in it!

1 person found it helpfulNov 10th, 2014