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2014 Pahlmeyer Piece de Resistance

2014 Pahlmeyer "Pièce de Résistance"

2013 Pahlmeyer Piece de Resistance

2013 Pahlmeyer "Pièce de Résistance"

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2012 Pahlmeyer "Pièce de Résistance"

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2010 Pahlmeyer "Pièce de Résistance"


2009 Pahlmeyer "Pièce de Résistance"


2008 Pahlmeyer "Pièce de Résistance"


2007 Pahlmeyer "Pièce de Résistance"


2005 Pahlmeyer "Pièce de Résistance"


2004 Pahlmeyer "Pièce de Résistance"

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94+ points
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, October 2017

"Medium to deep purple-black in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Piece de Resistance has a beautiful spiciness to the nose, with notes of cinnamon, pepper, vanilla and cloves over a core of baked cherries, crème de cassis and blueberry compote with touches of cigar box and pencil lead. The full-bodied palate simply explodes with powerful black berry preserves and spicy flavors, supported by plush, velvety tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with lingering chocolate box hints."

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100 points
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, December 2016

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Pièce De Résistance is a selection of the five best barrels in the wine cellar, aged in 100% Taransaud cooperage. The first perfect score I’ve given to Pahlmeyer – but highly deserving – this is a masterpiece of gorgeous crème de cassis, blackberry liqueur, forest floor, camphor, charcoal and white flowers, magnificent concentration, wonderfully subtle oak, and a finish of close to a minute. In short, Cabernet Sauvignon rarely gets any better than this, but latching onto a bottle or two will not be easy. Drink it over the next 30-40 years.

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