Red

2005 Pahlmeyer Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 64

  • OenophilistMN Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 16, 2021 - One-hour decant through a screened and aerating funnel. Nonexistent nose during decant. No sediment. In the glass: clear wine deep purple in bowl lightening to ruby red on the rim and a moderate clear halo. Nose was very bretty with just a slight blackberry undertone. In the mouth: bold powerful blackberry and blueberry flavors (more like Howell Mountain fruit) with a good backbone and a long mocha finish. The brett never diminished over the two hours of post-decant dinner. Lovely wine that I would have scored higher if there had been less brett and more fruit in the nose. Flavor-wise, a treat to drink!

  • OneOfTheBasicFoodGroups Likes this wine: 97 points

    March 4, 2021 - One of my favorite wines and simply a stunner. Just the right balance of everything, with hint of tannin. Lovely mouth feel. Long, long finish. Not sure why some think this was done by 2019. And, I certainly believe there are several more years you will be able to enjoy this.

    Sadly, the last one. Happily there is 2006.

  • jimyeni wrote: 90 points

    June 12, 2020 - Dark, feeling last it’s prime

  • OneOfTheBasicFoodGroups Likes this wine: 96 points

    April 19, 2020 - Lush mouth feel. Everything nicely balanced. Long finish. Hints of mocha and chocolate. Love it. Notably improved on day 2 (used Vacu Vin). Will be good for several more years.

  • VinoDiver Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 15, 2020 - This needed 2 days of being open. Day one was thin and cloying sweet but after several hours it was improving. Day 2 this had rounded out and fruit had come into balance.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

    (Pahlmeyer Winery Merlot Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • 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 1,052 (48%)
  • Consumed 1,112 (51%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

rib-eye or other rich steak, w/ Dawn

Who Likes This Wine

94% Like It  18 votes

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