Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 2004

$175

...a wonderful monster in the making. It boasts a dense purple color as well as notes of beef blood, creme de cassis, licorice, incense and spring flowers... Mouth-coating, unctuously textured, corpulent but well-delineated, this is a spectacular Proprietary Red that is even greater than I remember it in its youth. Bravo to Jayson Pahlmeyer... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Alex Jones Delectable Pro

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

Jammy, with some pine, spice and licorice. Bigger than Shaq.

Jammy, with some pine, spice and licorice. Bigger than Shaq.

8.5

David L Delectable Pro

04' Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red. It closed up soon after opening(little ripe-fruit & tight at first) 1 hour+ decanting. Brick red/dark violet. On the nose red/black fruits. These wines are generally not as approachable in their youth. A few years in the bottle they tend to settle down so very nicely. Black fruits are abundant. It is now elegant and very approachable. This 04' is definitely drinking in it's prime now. I do believe it has another 7/10 great years in it. Edit.... I would decant this for 3 hours.

04' Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red. It closed up soon after opening(little ripe-fruit & tight at first) 1 hour+ decanting. Brick red/dark violet. On the nose red/black fruits. These wines are generally not as approachable in their youth. A few years in the bottle they tend to settle down so very nicely. Black fruits are abundant. It is now elegant and very approachable. This 04' is definitely drinking in it's prime now. I do believe it has another 7/10 great years in it. Edit.... I would decant this for 3 hours.

9.1

John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company Delectable Pro

Stunning brilliance. Big but not inky or oily. Surprised it is so classy.

Stunning brilliance. Big but not inky or oily. Surprised it is so classy.

9.4

Adam Jesberger Delectable Pro

Ripe black plums and bruised over ripe black cherries. Extremely long finish with firm seemingly new french oak influence. Very tasty!

Ripe black plums and bruised over ripe black cherries. Extremely long finish with firm seemingly new french oak influence. Very tasty!

9.7

Alder Yarrow Delectable Pro

Wine Blogger Vinography

Rich and ripe - prune and cherry cordial, brown sugar and very supple tannins.

Rich and ripe - prune and cherry cordial, brown sugar and very supple tannins.

8.6

Stephanie Ruthberg

Fantastic. My parents have been holding on to this for many years, and decided to open this tonight. Great choice!

Fantastic. My parents have been holding on to this for many years, and decided to open this tonight. Great choice!

9.6

Jen & Will

Concerned cork was bad. Wasn’t. Jammy. Earthy tobacco. Very good, held up well.

Concerned cork was bad. Wasn’t. Jammy. Earthy tobacco. Very good, held up well.

9.7

Tim Riethmiller

Absolutely incredible!

Absolutely incredible!

10

Gerardo Suro

Intense and alluring. Full bodied and still a baby clocking in at 13 years. Merits additional cellaring as it should develop further. Dark red color. Heavy and thick with black fruits, clove, chocolate, and currant. A slight mineral undertone adds character and rounds it out.

Intense and alluring. Full bodied and still a baby clocking in at 13 years. Merits additional cellaring as it should develop further. Dark red color. Heavy and thick with black fruits, clove, chocolate, and currant. A slight mineral undertone adds character and rounds it out.

9.4

David Killam

I cannot get enough of Pahlmeyer -- absolutely love it!

I cannot get enough of Pahlmeyer -- absolutely love it!

9.7

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