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2011 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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2010 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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2009 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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2008 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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2007 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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2006 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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2005 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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2004 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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2003 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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2002 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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2001 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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92 points
Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate #206 Apr 2013, April 2013

The 2011 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) emerges from the glass with honey, butter lemon oil, nectarines, mint and passion fruit, all supported by generous yet well-balanced French oak. A voluptuous wine for the year, the 2011 Chardonnay boasts impeccable balance and plenty of creaminess. It will appeal most to readers who appreciate bold, rich Chardonnays. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.

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94 points
Wine Spectator, June 30, 2012

"A tour de force, with layers of rich, smoky oak, fig, honeydew melon and baked, glazed apple, this weaves together a broad range of flavors, yet for all its size remains elegant and delicate. A roasted marshmallow aftertaste marks the finish." – JL

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92 points
Wine Spectator, June 2011

“Fresh, intense and vibrant, displaying a tight mix of full-bodied, citrus-laced green apple and pear flavors, with a touch of crème brûlée. Ends with a delicate mix of subtle flavors.” – JL

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95 points
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #187, February 2010

“The 2008 Chardonnay reveals a greenish hue to its medium straw color as well as a super-intense nose of mandarin oranges, quince, white peaches, and hints of brioche and earth. Full-bodied with good underlying minerality, this crisp, elegant, fresh white wine is another superb effort from a winery that has a Midas touch with Chardonnay.”

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95 points
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #180, December 2008

"For starters, the 2007 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast may be one of Pahlmeyer’s finest Chardonnays to date (it’s coming right on the heels of their two brilliant 2006 Chardonnays). Most of the fruit comes from the Ritchie Vineyard, a site from which Mark Aubert also produces incredible wines. This ... cuvee is fashioned from the old Wente and Mt. Eden clones. Like the finest California Chardonnays, it reveals a light greenish hue to its straw color in addition to a beautiful perfume of nectarines, brioche, subtle smoke, crushed rocks, and gobs of white peach and pineapple fruit. "

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95 points
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, Issue 174, December 2007

"The 2006 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, all made from old Wente clones, [a] sensational Burgundian style Chardonnay with leesy notes of brioche, nectarine, honeysuckle, orange rind, and some pear and pineapple. Beautiful fruit, full body, great acidity, and a textured mouthfeel make this a sensational Chardonnay."

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92 points
Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, May/June 2007

"Slightly hazy yellow-gold color. Enticing nose combines ripe pineapple, ripe citrus and spices. Dense and thick but minerally and fresh, with sweet tropical fruit, apricot and spice flavors enlivened by pineappley acidity. A big boy at 15.2% alcohol but with sound backbone."

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93 points
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #162 , December 2005

"The 2004 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is produced from the old Wente clone planted in the Ritchie Vineyard, which is certainly turning out to be a fabulous grand cru site whether the wine is made by Pahlmeyer, Marc Aubert, or others. Displaying plenty of orange rind, buttered pineapple, and leesy brioche notes, it is a seductive, sexy, full-bodied, heady wine with tremendous richness as well as good underlying acidity. Like so many Sonoma Coast Chardonnays, it reveals a greenish hue to the light gold/straw color, which usually signifies a potentially long life."

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93 points
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #157 , February 2005

"The 2003 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast (basically made from an old Wente Chardonnay clone of 30-year-old vines planted in the Ritchie Vineyard) is great stuff. A full-bodied, honeyed nose of pastry, lemon butter, and orange marmalade is followed by a wine with wonderful stuffing, richness, texture, full body, and a Burgundy-like minerality."

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92 points
Wine Spectator, June 15, 2004

"A rich, opulent, superripe style with a flash of heat that robs it of a bit of finesse, but there's no shortage of flavor packed into this wine, with layers of ripe fig, cedar and apricot, finishing with a dash of toasty oak." – JL

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94 points
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #150, December 2003

"The spectacular 2001 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast exhibits a medium light gold color with a greenish hue. It boasts a big, orange blossom, citrus oil, lanolin, and candied tropical fruit-scented perfume along with good underlying acidity, and a hint of minerality."

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