The revolution at Pahlmeyer has begun!

Napa Man, May 5, 2018

Chronicle Tasting Panel's Favorite Wines of 2017

Houston Chronicle, January 15, 2018

Top 100 Napa and Sonoma Wines of 2017, January 4, 2018

95 Points - Wine Spectator #9 Wine of the Year

Wine Spectator, November 15, 2017

Wine Enthusiast Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers of 2017

Wine Enthusiast, October, 2017
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2019 Pahlmeyer Piece de Resistance v2

2019 Pahlmeyer "Pièce de Résistance"

PDR16 Bottle shot

2016 Pahlmeyer "Pièce de Résistance"

2014 Pahlmeyer Piece de Resistance

2014 Pahlmeyer "Pièce de Résistance"

2013 Pahlmeyer Piece de Resistance

2013 Pahlmeyer "Pièce de Résistance"

12Pahlmayer PdR

2012 Pahlmeyer "Pièce de Résistance"

10Pahlmayer PdR

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"

Current Release
97 points
Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate, May 31, 2022

An all-Cabernet Sauvignon selection from the Bettinelli-farmed Upper Range Vineyard. Aged in only new French oak—and from only four-year-old vines—this is dark and plummy, mingled with black cherries and earth, plus hints of cedar and vanilla. Full-bodied and richly concentrated, it's a big, powerful wine yet also mouthwatering and elegant, with cocoa and coffee accents on the lingering, gently tannic finish.

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98+ points
Jeb Dunnuck,, January 1, 2019

The best barrels from the growers, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Piece de Resistance checks in as 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that was brought up in new oak. Massive notes of crème de cassis, black cherries, new saddle leather, and lavender all flow to a full-bodied, incredibly layered, uber-sexy beauty that just knocks it out of the park.

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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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