Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot 2013

$78

  The Pahlmeyer 2013 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

Chris McClellan Delectable Pro

Soft, velvety chocolate, dark ripe berries, sweet espresso and vanilla. Easy to drink and delicious..

Soft, velvety chocolate, dark ripe berries, sweet espresso and vanilla. Easy to drink and delicious..

9.2

Shay A Delectable Pro

Monthly WTF group. Theme this month was merlot. All wines tasted blind. Probably my WOTN. I guessed Napa merlot between 2012-2014. Really benefited from being decanted as it changed quite a bit. At first, it had some leather and herbal aromatics but after a while, it turned to more dark fruit and nutmeg. Very soft and round on the palate showing mocha and baked plums. Very enjoyable, but give it a decant if popping soon. Thanks @Weston Eidson

Monthly WTF group. Theme this month was merlot. All wines tasted blind. Probably my WOTN. I guessed Napa merlot between 2012-2014. Really benefited from being decanted as it changed quite a bit. At first, it had some leather and herbal aromatics but after a while, it turned to more dark fruit and nutmeg. Very soft and round on the palate showing mocha and baked plums. Very enjoyable, but give it a decant if popping soon. Thanks @Weston Eidson

9.4

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

A real cab drinkers merlot. Rich and lush, Cranked up to 15.2% but incredibly well balanced. Reminds me of the style of big paso wines, such big fruit but balanced by great acidity.

A real cab drinkers merlot. Rich and lush, Cranked up to 15.2% but incredibly well balanced. Reminds me of the style of big paso wines, such big fruit but balanced by great acidity.

9.3

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

Plush, rich, yet balanced by its muscular structure. Very deep and concentrated nose, palate is impactful and carries plenty of gras up front with breadth. Purple, round, weighty but just a joy to drink on xmas eve.

Plush, rich, yet balanced by its muscular structure. Very deep and concentrated nose, palate is impactful and carries plenty of gras up front with breadth. Purple, round, weighty but just a joy to drink on xmas eve.

9.1

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Seventh of our seven year vertical tonight....Scratch that the 2014 and the 2003 came out too. Deep ruby red. Notes of vanilla, gravel, cassis and floral herbs. Medium plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. A touch of coconut on the palate with some dark cocoa, cassis, blackberries and crushed gravel. Quite dry and long finish. Drink till 2028. (91+)

Seventh of our seven year vertical tonight....Scratch that the 2014 and the 2003 came out too. Deep ruby red. Notes of vanilla, gravel, cassis and floral herbs. Medium plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. A touch of coconut on the palate with some dark cocoa, cassis, blackberries and crushed gravel. Quite dry and long finish. Drink till 2028. (91+)

9.1

Peter Collins

Mehhh.

Mehhh.

9.0

Mickey Cloud

2013

2013

9.3

Edward Chung

Nice, nice, nice wine! Sweet velvety tannins, beautiful finish. Perfect with truffles and a prime rib. Definitely drinks like a Right Bank Bordeaux.

Nice, nice, nice wine! Sweet velvety tannins, beautiful finish. Perfect with truffles and a prime rib. Definitely drinks like a Right Bank Bordeaux.

9.4

Tunc Akin

Beautiful full body wine

Beautiful full body wine

9.2

Bret Barker

Merlot jammy delight. Blackberry, chocolate - well balanced mouthful of wine. Decanted over an hour but needs a few years.

Merlot jammy delight. Blackberry, chocolate - well balanced mouthful of wine. Decanted over an hour but needs a few years.

9.1

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