Voluptuous, full bodied, great Merlot with lots of aging potential. Black and red fruits, tobacco, coffee and minerals. Incredibly pure and powerful. At this stage lacking a bit of subtlety but I suspect it will grow.
Having really liked another older Pahlmeyer Merlot a few weeks ago, decided to try another and not disappointed. Beginning to think I like their Merlot over the proprietary red sometimes. This is one of the best Merlot to come from California. Big, inky purple, mouth filling and fruity but not over the top, probably benefits from the small amount of cab, this is a delicious wine
I did not decant this wine and apparently this was a big mistake. Should have read the blog before opening. The wine was very subdued, rather bland. Minimal aroma. No great faults, but not flavorful. Very disappointing.
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