Red

2005 Pahlmeyer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 52

  • fingers Likes this wine: (93 points)

    November 25, 2016 - Dark ruby with a dark garnet rim, clear legs and no sediment. Voluptuous nose of dark smoky fig and berries, juniper and roses, and a strong ocean seaspray. Smooth as silk on the palate, where layers of cocoa and redcurrant complete the bouquet. Absolute class and elegance. Very special and perfectly in the zone now and for the next few years, at least. 5+12+18+8 = 93

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • KenPlace wrote: (93 points)

    March 7, 2016 - This wine is in a perfect drinking window. Well integrated, nice and smooth.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • cawineaux wrote: (93 points)

    February 8, 2016 - Bottle decant 3 hours. In the decanter for about an hour before drinking over the next couple of hours. This is a rich, deep, velvety smooth merlot. Blue and black fruits, baking spices, and pipe tobacco

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • winelover4008 wrote: (93 points)

    January 22, 2016 - Took a while to open up. First taste was not good...closed and dry with lots of graphite tastes and lots of complexity underneath. I let sit for several hours and it opened up nicely. It balanced out nicely with fruit and jaminess up front, nice mid palate and great tannins at finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • wine4lux Likes this wine: (95 points)

    December 27, 2015 - This is a huge merlot- wonderful fruit, robust tannins, excellent extended finish. The last of three bottles (sadly) did not disappoint. One of the most memorable Napa merlots that I have had.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Pahlmeyer
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 8002083123562

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 24 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,179 (61%)
  • Consumed 743 (38%)

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