Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

$79.99

95 Points  Wine Spectator                                           New release of Pahlmeyer's famous Chardonnay. Limited. 94 Points Robert Parker:  "This offers a gorgeous mouthful of rich, buttery Chardonnay, loaded with exotic tropical fruit, pear, melon and pineapple flavors. Impressive for its opulence and silkiness, a nice combination. Drink now through 2022."  

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Ratings on Delectable

Nancy Bernstein

Mmmm. Perfect for celebrating

Mmmm. Perfect for celebrating

9.1

Gavin Baum

Genuinely mystified by the fervence of critical praise for this wine. Not that it isn't well made, obviously the fruit was beautifully ripe and the winemaking carefully managed. But good lord in heaven this is an inarguably profligate application of oak. It's a shame, really. The wine has wonderful freshness and lemony zip for its size, but all of that is almost wholly subsumed by what's obviously some pretty heavily toasted oak. Smoke, pralines, browned butter, and vanillin all but obscure the natural character of the fruit. I dunno, given the wine's solid core of acidity and considerable dry extract, I suppose it's possible some of this wood character might integrate with time, but honestly I wouldn't hold my breath

Genuinely mystified by the fervence of critical praise for this wine. Not that it isn't well made, obviously the fruit was beautifully ripe and the winemaking carefully managed. But good lord in heaven this is an inarguably profligate application of oak. It's a shame, really. The wine has wonderful freshness and lemony zip for its size, but all of that is almost wholly subsumed by what's obviously some pretty heavily toasted oak. Smoke, pralines, browned butter, and vanillin all but obscure the natural character of the fruit. I dunno, given the wine's solid core of acidity and considerable dry extract, I suppose it's possible some of this wood character might integrate with time, but honestly I wouldn't hold my breath

8.8

William Goldsmith

@Roger Lehman

@Roger Lehman

9.3

Liz Ann

Love love love this. And I am no a white person.

Love love love this. And I am no a white person.

10

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.