Red

2005 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 229

  • sdr wrote: 90 points

    October 9, 2021 - Big, bold - and boring. Primarily red cherry juice. Fortunately it got a little more interesting as it breathed. Fully mature. Decent tannins and acidity. Anonymous “good” Napa cab, enjoyed by others more than me.

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  • Racer117 wrote: 91 points

    August 21, 2021 - A bit disappointing. This is a massive wine with incredible concentrated dark fruit flavors but its a bit monolithic and simple. Perhaps not ready?

  • mxpbuy Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 4, 2021 - 3 hour decant, but needed fewer than 2. Soft and velvety ripe black and blue fruits in succeeding waves that lasted for 20 seconds. A wonderful blend of all 5 noble grapes. Some sweet Oak. The alcohol was completely hidden. Love this producer.

  • Kevnzworld wrote: 93 points

    January 31, 2021 - PNP./ short decant. Bottega Louie
    Dark fruit orange peel and earthy flavors. A little oak on the finish.
    The wine improved in hour 2. The berries now have more definition, red and blue.
    Overall good. Not great.

  • Goldstone Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 31, 2020 - New Year's Eve Dinner (Herald & Teni's Place, Hong Kong): Massive heavy bottle. Decanted for 2 hours then rebottled for another 4 (which was about right). Lots of sediment. Very distinctly purple-red colour with a translucent core. Initial nose is sun-warmed black asphalt, tar, very deep but quite shy red Berry, currant and plum fruits, hints of fresh-bruised thyme. This really unfurled after the double-decant. Palate on opening is brightly fresh and light acidity, good tannic spine but well-integrated with young black bramble and blueberry fruit, soft oak, surprisingly un-alcoholic for its 15% alcohol. Still primary but entering early secondary stage with a warm and rounded, welcoming character. Wow...this really blossomed after the long double-decant and filled out significantly. Lovely expression of fruit and oak. On decanting, there is a big finish lurking in the background inside the head but at the the moment it is like a bear that has just woken up from hibernation but hasn’t roared yet, just growled sleepily. After the double-decant the length and resonance has emerged more from its winter cave. Young but already showing its full pedigree and potential. This has at least a decade to improve unless you like you Napa reds very fruit-dominant. Everyone enjoyed this. The double-decant added two points to our initial score of 92.

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    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/24/2009 (link) 91 points

    (Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red) Herbal, plum nose; plum, espresso palate; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/25/2008 (link) 92 points

    (Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red) Cassis and coffee nose; tasty, Bordeaux-like cassis, coffee; medium finish (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Pahlmeyer
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Proprietary Red
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 015917026968, 857407002003

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 25 (0%)
  • In Cellars 4,577 (55%)
  • Consumed 3,715 (45%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Camembert, Standing rib beef roast and Yorkshire pudding

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