Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 2013

$159.99

96 Points Parker                            The finest Proprietary Red Pahlmeyer has ever produced!  Cellar Selection. 97 points James Suckling:  "Fantastic aromatics with blackberries, blackcurrants and iodine. Licorice, too. Medium to fulll body, fine and velvety tannins and a very polished and gorgeous finish. Caressing and dialed in. Why wait? An intellectual wine here. Lovely now." 95 points Wine Spectator:  "A remarkable effort, engagingly rich and concentrated, with a deep, firm mix of licorice-shaded blackberry, currant, graphite, dried herb and cedary oak notes. The flavors hold and gain, leading to a persistent finish that keeps echoing the core elements." 96 points Robert Parker: "An absolute stunner is the 2013 Proprietary Red Wine, a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Malbec and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This is all mountain fruit from primarily the Stagecoach Vineyard and another site in Rancho Chimiles. Beautiful floral, smoky, blackcurrant notes mixed with acacia flowers and forest floor jump from the glass of this dense, full-bodied, concentrated and age-worthy wine. Like most 2013s, this is a 30-year wine with remarkable concentration, color and fruit extract. Forget it for another 3-4 years, and drink it over the following 30+ years." One of California’s super-star producers, Pahlmeyer’s wines have a fabulous track record of aging well. This estate was one of Helen Turley’s first clients, and since she departed one of her assistants, Erin Green, has continued to turn out sumptuous reds as well as exquisite Chardonnays.

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Ratings on Delectable

Matthew Marcino Delectable Pro

Nailed it

Nailed it

9.3

Ron R Delectable Pro

Always well above the waterline. Needs time. Lacking the depth and complexity that I’ve come to expect from this winery. Still very strong, but with time, I’m hoping it’s gonna step up into a heavier weight class. Mixing metaphors, but you get the point.

Always well above the waterline. Needs time. Lacking the depth and complexity that I’ve come to expect from this winery. Still very strong, but with time, I’m hoping it’s gonna step up into a heavier weight class. Mixing metaphors, but you get the point.

9.3

Kevin Ortzman Delectable Pro

Too young resulting in a disappointment relative to expectations. This vintage should be stored for a decade. Fruit bomb in the nose with stewed prunes/plums and heated blackberries. The palate falls a bit short and not well balanced, again I attribute this to the youthful nature of this vintage.

Too young resulting in a disappointment relative to expectations. This vintage should be stored for a decade. Fruit bomb in the nose with stewed prunes/plums and heated blackberries. The palate falls a bit short and not well balanced, again I attribute this to the youthful nature of this vintage.

8.4

Sofia Horvath Delectable Pro

"Red wine" listed on label. Not sure of varietal breakdown. Regardless, delicious, firm, juicy.

"Red wine" listed on label. Not sure of varietal breakdown. Regardless, delicious, firm, juicy.

9.0

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Awful late dinner, 8 bottles in mistake. Not Pahlmeyer's fault. This was like beating a baby seal and complaining that it tasted rubbery. So so young, massive and unyielding. Tasted like the '17 vintage. Can't rate but hold this fucker and don't wake it until it's done sleeping.

Awful late dinner, 8 bottles in mistake. Not Pahlmeyer's fault. This was like beating a baby seal and complaining that it tasted rubbery. So so young, massive and unyielding. Tasted like the '17 vintage. Can't rate but hold this fucker and don't wake it until it's done sleeping.

8.5

Billy L.

Lot’s of life left!

Lot’s of life left!

9.4

Ron Siegel

Best of the trio of cabs tonight.

Best of the trio of cabs tonight.

9.3

Daniel Taub

PNP.

PNP.

9.4

Joe Flo

Drinking beautifully decanted 1 1/2 + hours, before dinner. Paired well with the meal as we sailed out of St. Petersburg, Russia at sunset.

Drinking beautifully decanted 1 1/2 + hours, before dinner. Paired well with the meal as we sailed out of St. Petersburg, Russia at sunset.

9.5

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