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

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

Erik Rini

Beyond delicious...

Beyond delicious...

9.5

Joe Roth

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

9.2

Edward Chung

First time trying their merlot...I'm impressed. Beautiful fruit, long finish...

First time trying their merlot...I'm impressed. Beautiful fruit, long finish...

9.4

Rochelle

This is robust in flavor and smooth to the soul a good ride through and through full flavor body and finish

This is robust in flavor and smooth to the soul a good ride through and through full flavor body and finish

9.5

Steven Beal

An incredible Merlot

An incredible Merlot

9.4

Doug Scott

Rich and complex. Dark fruits and herbs. Smooth tannins. Needed more air. At Shiro South Pasadena.

Rich and complex. Dark fruits and herbs. Smooth tannins. Needed more air. At Shiro South Pasadena.

9.3

Rob Sternthal

This is what Merlot is all about!!

This is what Merlot is all about!!

9.4

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