Red

1996 Pahlmeyer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2002 - 2013 (Edit)
CT92.2 60 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 56

  • Nyccablover wrote:

    August 19, 2016 - Decanted for sediment and then poured. Beautiful aromatic nose of plum and raspberry with earthiness. Dark dense color in the glass. Velvety smooth and mouth coating - no hard edges, very well integrated. Lingering finish. Would have benefited from a bit more time in the decanter as the second glass was more expressive both aromatically and on the palate. Just a lovely wine.

  • tewwet Likes this wine: (97 points)

    June 4, 2016 - More Bordeaux than most left banks made now. I would bet this would win a 'best of pauillac 1996' if entered. Really classic cedar box and lead pencil notes leaping from the glass with fruit in balance that supports, not overwhelms, the finish and nose. Spectacular.

  • soyhead wrote:

    January 23, 2016 - tasted blind from magnum.
    nose - funky nose. mouth - rich , frunky fruit, soil&barnyard qualities here but in appropriate amounts. I have been presented this wine blinded on numerous occasions and I always guess Bordeaux. This time I had it pegged as a late 90s Cheval Blanc (as if I would even know what that tasted like).

  • Aglenardi wrote: (94 points)

    January 12, 2016 - Impressive. Beautiful St. Emillion like effort. Complex bouquet of grilled meat, cassis and a hint of leather with a juicy ripe fruit and a great depth of flavor and a long finish. 2 points better than the '95 Monbousquet tasted during lunch

  • SMHalps Likes this wine: (94 points)

    November 8, 2015 - Wow, this was outstanding! Too bad it was my last bottle. Had it with a bunch of other 10+ year old wines.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1998, IWC Issue #78 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Pahlmeyer
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 507 (53%)
  • Consumed 438 (46%)

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