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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2020 Pahlmeyer "Savoir Faire" Chardonnay

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2019 Pahlmeyer "Savoir Faire" Chardonnay

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2017 Pahlmeyer "Savoir Faire" Chardonnay

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2016 Pahlmeyer "Savoir Faire" Chardonnay


2014 Pahlmeyer "Savoir Faire" Chardonnay


2013 Pahlmeyer "Savoir Faire" Chardonnay

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99 points
James Suckling,, April 1, 2022

Dried pears and apples with peaches and blanched almonds, turning to dry mango. Full-bodied with layers of phenolics that show tannins and depth. Takes you deep down into the wine. A tiny selection of the best barrels of chardonnay here. A very serious chardonnay with great depth that calls for bottle age. 50 cases made. Try after 2026.

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95 points
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, September 2019

Bottled in March 2018, the 2016 Chardonnay Savoir Faire features a gregarious nose of green mangoes, yuzu zest, lemongrass and lime leaves over a core of pink grapefruit, nectarines and Bosc pears plus a waft of lightly browned toast. Medium-bodied, it fills the palate with creamy stone fruit and pears notions, lifted by a lively line and finishing on an almondy note.

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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, December 30, 2015

The 2014 Chardonnay Savoir Faire offers a more buttery, deeper, richer, more full-bodied and creamy style. It has loads of almost lychee nut, white peach, honeysuckle, brioche and a hint of hazelnut. This is a seriously endowed, gorgeous wine that may well be one of the best 2014 Chardonnays I have tasted. It can be drunk over the next 6-8 years.

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96 points
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, December 8, 2015

“Slightly darker gold color and offers a big, sweet kiss of roasted almonds and hazelnuts as well as some apple crisp, poached pear, honeysuckle and brioche notes. This complex, full-bodied, Bâtard-Montrachet-like Chardonnay should drink well for 7-8 years. It is a tour de force in winemaking and a profound Chardonnay.”

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