Red

2005 Pahlmeyer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2009 - 2018 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 51

  • 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
  • rpenn77 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    November 5, 2015 - Rich dark fruit. Merlot on steroids!

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

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    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 22 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,176 (61%)
  • Consumed 728 (38%)

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