96 Points Pahlmeyer Merlot Napa Valley is one of the finest Merlots produced in California. Highly collectible. Very limited. 96 Points James Suckling: "Aromas of blackberries, violets and dark fruits. Very aromatic. Full-bodied, round-textured and very balanced with both firmness and freshness. Energetic at the end. Drink or hold." 95 Points Robert Parker: "There are few truly profound Merlots being made in California, but Pahlmeyer has consistently made some of the best. I still have some that are 20+ years old and aging magnificently. I suspect that the last three vintages that they made were better than anything I bought 20+ years ago. The 2015 Merlot is 100% Merlot, but the crop level was off by 50%-60% because of the horrendous flowering that makes 2015 a relatively tiny crop in both Napa and Sonoma. This is a big, fleshy, rather hefty and chewy style of Merlot with loads of chocolate, blackberry, cassis, extraordinary opulence, voluptuous texture (as you might expect) and terrific ripeness without going over the edge. This should drink well young, but age effortlessly for 20-25 years."
Vegetal notes on the knows that blow off to reveal dark berry and more structured Merlot notes. Palate is rich and long in the mouth.
Vegetal notes on the knows that blow off to reveal dark berry and more structured Merlot notes. Palate is rich and long in the mouth.9.1
Amazing and fruity. Spicy body with rich red fruit. Cherries and raspberries with coffee notes. Great.
Amazing and fruity. Spicy body with rich red fruit. Cherries and raspberries with coffee notes. Great.9.4