Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot 2013

Ratings on Delectable

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

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

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

Wulf Losee

2013 opened 2017. Still young, but very drinkable. Cinnamon and blackberries on the nose. Lemon zest and dark chocolate on the front of the palate. Light silky tannins the rest of the way down. I'd like to try this again in 5 years, but it's pretty damn good right now!

2013 opened 2017. Still young, but very drinkable. Cinnamon and blackberries on the nose. Lemon zest and dark chocolate on the front of the palate. Light silky tannins the rest of the way down. I'd like to try this again in 5 years, but it's pretty damn good right now!

9.2

Stephen Madarasz

Yes. Held off opening this for a special occasion and was not disappointed. Delicious and it got even better as it opened up,

Yes. Held off opening this for a special occasion and was not disappointed. Delicious and it got even better as it opened up,

9.0

Joe Roth

Full bodied. Layers of flavor.

Full bodied. Layers of flavor.

9.3

Jennifer McClanahan

BFF says very very good. I say COMPLEX and delicious. Not sure it it's worth the price

BFF says very very good. I say COMPLEX and delicious. Not sure it it's worth the price

9.1

Wendee Augustiro

2013

2013

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm

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