Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot 2012

$78

The Pahlmeyer 2012 Merlot Napa Valley is one of the finest Merlots produced in California. Highly collectible. Very limited. 94 Points Wine Spectator:  "Plush and richly structured, but with a dense, structured core, offering aromas of red currant and toasty mocha that lead to complex flavors of black cherry and Asian spice. Loamy, ripe tannins sneak in on the finish. Drink now through 2018."

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Ratings on Delectable

Andrew Lampasone Delectable Pro

Owner Wine Watch Selections

Sweet juicy cherry and plum fruit with milk chocolate notes sweet herbs with a touch of fresh earth loam and more. Abig merlot but very elegant silky smooth textur and a firm hand of acidity . A Cabernet drinkers merlot. Finish 45+ most excellent

Sweet juicy cherry and plum fruit with milk chocolate notes sweet herbs with a touch of fresh earth loam and more. Abig merlot but very elegant silky smooth textur and a firm hand of acidity . A Cabernet drinkers merlot. Finish 45+ most excellent

9.7

Rob Brobst III Delectable Pro

WOTD! @Paul T

WOTD! @Paul T

9.3

Angela Bortugno Delectable Pro

A Merlot that people kept calling a Cab. Simply delicious! @Pahlmeyer #nwf15

A Merlot that people kept calling a Cab. Simply delicious! @Pahlmeyer #nwf15

9.1

Andrew Wesson Delectable Pro

A little too sweet for me.

A little too sweet for me.

8.0

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

Briny, over ripe and alcoholic

Briny, over ripe and alcoholic

8.1

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Sixth of our seven year vertical tonight....Scratch that the 2014 and the 2003 came out too. Deep ruby red. A touch of TCA on the nose with black fruits and spices underneath. It’s bearable. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus body. Seems a bit delayed and a touch of dark cocoa and black berries. Can’t rate or give drink by. If I did would be around a 91-2 ignoring the nose.

Sixth of our seven year vertical tonight....Scratch that the 2014 and the 2003 came out too. Deep ruby red. A touch of TCA on the nose with black fruits and spices underneath. It’s bearable. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus body. Seems a bit delayed and a touch of dark cocoa and black berries. Can’t rate or give drink by. If I did would be around a 91-2 ignoring the nose.

Kimberly Anderson

Dark garnet in color. Heady scents of bay leaf, red plum, and tobacco. Mid-palate of dark chocolate, raspberry, and a hint of graphite. Long, plush finish

Dark garnet in color. Heady scents of bay leaf, red plum, and tobacco. Mid-palate of dark chocolate, raspberry, and a hint of graphite. Long, plush finish

9.3

John Van Trijp

Smooth, velvet, sexy. I love it

Smooth, velvet, sexy. I love it

9.5

Martin Sher

Sweet sweet fruit - beautiful stuff

Sweet sweet fruit - beautiful stuff

9.4

Erik Rini

Beyond delicious...

Beyond delicious...

9.5

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