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1990 Pahlmeyer Merlot Caldwell Vineyard

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8/25/2014 - MarshPDX Likes this wine: 88 points

This bottle was still good drinking. Light style Merlot.

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2004 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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8/25/2014 - tomlee wrote: 95 points

Dark crimson in color. 15.2% ABV. Incredible nose of red and blue fruits, cocoa powder and baking spices. Great mouthfeel. Almost like liquid silk. The palate has flavors of currants, cassis, chocolate truffle and blueberries. The finish is long and silky. Hitting its stride at 10 years of age but probably best over the next 2-3 years. Fantastic showing from one of the best Merlot producers in California.

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1997 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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8/23/2014 - AlexHop wrote: 96 points

Wow, drinking perfectly. Huge complex nose with cherry, herbs and a touch of spice. Much bigger body than you would expect for a Napa merlot. Silky tannins, not much fruit but great flavors. Long long complex finish.

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2004 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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8/23/2014 - KenPlace wrote: 93 points

Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Excellent mature Merlot. Pahlmeyer is one of the best consistent producers of Merlot in Napa. Still deep purple in color with softening at the edgeThis is in a prime drinking right now. The nose shows dark baked plums, blackberries, cloves, vanilla, and mocha. Smooth integrated tannins with a spine of acidity. Gone are the rippling muscles and exuberant brawn of its youth, and in its place, elegance and softness. More medium bodied than full. Held since release, cork soaked 1/6. Drink over the next couple of years.

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2006 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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8/19/2014 - fdub Likes this wine: 93 points

Really in a prime drinking window right now. Gained depth and complexity over the hour or so in the glass. Nice lush plum, cherry and chocolate notes on the nose and palate. Some crushed herbs back up the primary flavors and add a level of nuance. If drinking now recommend an hour decant.

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2011 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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8/16/2014 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

14 months in new French oak. 1.5 tons/acre. all mountain fruit sources. Bordeaux-styled, plush with a touch of spice.

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2003 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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8/10/2014 - 82Latour Likes this wine: 92 points

Awesome aged nose, charcoal, cedar, refined tannins. Cocoa, earthy. Mid+ finish. Perfectly aged.

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2009 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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8/10/2014 - spineguy Likes this wine: 92 points

Drinking well now and still has staying power for 5-10 years. Opened up after 30 minutes then did not change much over the evening.

Medium plus body. Pleasant soft pepper. Reserved but present dark fruit. I agree with "black tea." Moderate plus finish.

Opened last along side a Right Bank Bordeaux (Y2K Monbousquet) to contrast. This bottle had more going on and was far more interesting...curious to see how they evolve tonight.

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1996 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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8/1/2014 - soyhead Likes this wine: NR

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Riproaring nose, orange peel, blood. In the mouth powerful dense and chewy. fruit intermixed with licorice, and tobacco. My 2nd favorite wine of the evening besting out Harlan and a Maya. what does that say?

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2006 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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7/19/2014 - Surfdoc wrote: 92 points

Rich, ripe dark berries with full body and smooth texture. Well balanced with soft oak vanillin on the finish.

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2007 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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7/20/2014 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 96 points

Pahlmeyer makes one of the best Merlots in Napa Valley. This has aromas of plum, cherry, tobacco, dusty berry and raspberry. Nose is really singing today. Very big wine and coats the whole mouth, it has flavors of black cherry, plum, licorice, black raspberry and a touch of herb. Finish sails on for 35-40 seconds. Smooth tannins and this is gorgeous in the mouth. This is drinking perfectly right now.

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2010 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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7/16/2014 - capacious Likes this wine: 92 points

Excellent wine, served as part of a tasting see petit Verdot pahlmeyer for all elements of tasting, this was preferred even over the proprietary red from 2005! We have generally found Italy and France do better with Merlot, but Pahlmeyer has made an outstanding domestic merlot that silences the movie critics. Mouth filling, complex, many fruits in there, lengthy, durable.

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2005 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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7/14/2014 - capacious Likes this wine: 92 points

This has evolved to be a remarkable wine. Still probably short of fully mature. Viscous, complex, rewarding, distinctive-

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2009 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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6/27/2014 - Anonymous wrote: 93 points

Drank

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2007 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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6/20/2014 - GA_Seattle Likes this wine: 91 points

Popped and let breathe for 90 min. Super big wine, packed with black cherry, berries, coffee, still wound tight but a luscious texture coats the palate on the finish. Very California in style, no surprise there. Still developing, probably benefit from at least two more years.

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2006 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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6/16/2014 - CWilliam wrote: NR

Excellent bottle. Decanted for 30 minutes and enjoyed with grilled burgers. Did not take notes but we really enjoyed this and it went great with the cheeseburgers. 92+ Medium body, nice acids, red-currant, black cherry, sweet tobacco on nose & palate.

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2005 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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5/26/2014 - Tartiflette Does not like this wine: 85 points

Quite rare, fortunately, that you come across this style anymore. So over extracted, hot and "jammy" that we couldn't bare to finish the bottle...

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1997 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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5/13/2014 - La Turque wrote: 94 points

Fully mature, complex, with a strong backbone. The nose displays coffee, chocolate and plums, and on the palate the wine is deep and long, with a slight bitter almond finish that lasts forever. Drink now or hold for up to a few years. A one hour decant is recommended to allow the fruit to show its best.

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2004 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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4/25/2014 - Dguelich1 wrote: 94 points

Quick decant 30 mins; smooth mild fruit, complex but great marriage of flavors. Savory.

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2008 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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4/18/2014 - jimyeni wrote: 94 points

Tasting really good. The bitter tannins have integrated enough to reduce the chewiness but maintained the grip. Really enjoyed.

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2009 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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2/15/2014 - cyale Likes this wine: 93 points

This was a fantastic bottle of wine! I want more...

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2009 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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4/13/2014 - Martnmac wrote: 93 points

Absolutely yum!!! Triple yum!!
Beautiful bouquet. Blackberries. Dark fruit cassis. But not overwhelming. mouth watering. I want to gulp not sip it was that good!

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2006 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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3/27/2014 - JS199 wrote: 93 points

A high end merlot that was seductive from beginning to end. No fading. A big wine with fantastic texture. 93+

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1999 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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3/26/2014 - iar wrote: 95 points

Surprisingly delicious. Very fresh, fruit forward and ripe, not on the decline at all. This bottle reminds me why Pahlmeyer merlot was so desirable and highly rated back in the days. There's mocha, toffee and black raspberry in a balanced wine with a distinctive but not excessive taste of oak. I haven't been drinking these wines for a while, and now I have an incentive to do so. CellarTracker says the current auction price is less than $40. If this wine can be purchased at that price (or less), it would be one of the best QPR wines available. Drink up and enjoy!

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2007 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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3/22/2014 - Heywood_ja wrote: 94 points

Fantastic.

I have always had a prejudice against Merlot (even before sideways) because I never had good Merlot.

Poured through a vinturi into decanter, and consumes over the next hour. Expansive and expressive. Cherry and blue fruits, with a nice mouth feel and long balanced finish.

Should run for a while, problem will be getting more, and having willpower to hold it.

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