Red

2006 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 143

  • winelover1808 wrote: (94 points)

    October 15, 2017 - black fruit and anise on the nose. powerful seductive bouquet. brighter fruit in the moutful and solid acidity give this great tension and balance and a hint of bordeuax. tannins grippy and as it opened this reminded me a lot of a new world version of a claret - so much is in harmony and well balanced. great with the rib eye steak we had

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • galewskj wrote: (92 points)

    September 30, 2017 - Guys Night Part III (Jason's House): This is the first Pahlmeyer red that I've ever liked. I've found most of them to be undrinkable messes. This was big, burly, and remained balanced. The nose is heavenly, the palate is a touch simple.

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  • rocknroller wrote: (93 points)

    September 28, 2017 - Mostly Cali at Jason's: Very dark red/purple color. The nose is soaring off the bat, the palate suffers a bit in comparison, but the nose gives it all, with ripe dark berries, red raspberry, earth blood meal, sauvage, tart cherry. The palate delivers, a full bodied experience, dark fruits, tart cherry, cassis, blackberry liqueur, with hints of dried herbs.

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  • Anonymous wrote: (95 points)

    August 9, 2017 - Aerate through filter to decanter, let sit for 30 minutes. Color is deeply pitched dark red, full body. Well this is just awesome sauce right out of the gate, with a very deep knockout nose of blackberry preserves, ripe cassis, graphite, high grade chocolate, camphor, potting soil and sweet spices. On the palate very deep black fruits, perfumed violets, tar, rich black soil, and spices, all gliding across the entire palate in a smooth and polished presentation. Medium-plus acid, loads of sweet velvety tannins and a one minute harmonious finish of dark fruits, earth, and vanilla complete the impression of a premium Napa blend built solidly and elegantly for long term enjoyment. Bordering on extraordinary, this is not to be denied. Drank next to an '08 Sassacaia and an '07 Anderson Conn Valley Estate Cab, both of which were worlds different.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: (91 points)

    June 30, 2017 - Last of the three wines to celebrate passing with distinction on the WSET 2 and what a guess it was.

    Deep garnet red with a touch lighter on the edges. Dark red berries throughout on the nose with vanilla and a touch of cinnamon. Mixed through all of this was a distinct note of acetone. Fuller attack than finish with medium to heavy tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus bodied. Notes of spices, dark red berries, raisins, plums and some sweet spices. Long and lingering finish. Still seems to need a little bit of time to integrate. Was given two hours in the decant but could easier use longer. Drink till 2026. (91+)

    First opinion was that this was a Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red that was from between 2003 and 2006. But seemed to have a touch more umph than a 2003 or 2004. I know the 2005 was supposed to be an amazing vintage and this reminded us of the 2008 but a touch older. So final guess was the 2006 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/23/2010 (link) 93 points

    (Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red) Pencil lead, black fruit nose; tasty, black fruit, pencil lead palate; medium-plus finish (81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • 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

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  • Pending Delivery 23 (0%)
  • In Cellars 3,198 (63%)
  • Consumed 1,870 (37%)

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