Red

1996 Pahlmeyer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2001 - 2013 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 54

  • 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.

  • joshabramson Likes this wine: (95 points)

    April 6, 2015 - Delicious. I would probably have guessed this was Bordeaux had I tasted in blind... Definitely a classic style here, but still showing a nice amount of fruit. Drinking VERY well right now, tannins are nicely integrated and you can certainly taste the age in a very good way. Exceptional wine!

  • Dberlijn Likes this wine: (94 points)

    April 5, 2015 - Wow!
    Mature Napa merlot. Very complex aroma of black fruit, maybe a little "green" in scent but very pleasant. Tertiary scents and flavour coming through the thightly knit flavours of black berries, plum and some wood/soft spices. Very velvetty mouthfeel. Just wonderfull.

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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 4 (0%)
  • In Cellars 507 (54%)
  • Consumed 421 (45%)

Food Pairing

On its own

Who Likes This Wine

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