1991 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Napa Valley

Composition

100% Chardonnay

Vineyards

  • Caldwell Vineyard

Critics

94 Points

Wine Spectator, June 30, 1993

"Wonderful richness, depth and complexity, jam-packed with flavor, with tiers of pear, spice, apple and pineapple framed by smoky, toasty oak nuances that fold together into a tight, youthful and vibrant wine. Delicious now, but a good bet to gain through 1996."

92 Points

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #87, June 1993

"This rich, creamy-textured Chardonnay is oozing with nutty, buttery, baked apple fruit, as well as the multi-layered feel one finds in minimally processed wines, wonderful purity, and a soft, rich, well-focused finish. This is Pahlmeyer's finest Chardonnay to date. Drink it over the next 1-3 years. Accolades to Pahlmeyer for taking the risk and bottling this Chardonnay unfined and unfiltered, giving the consumer all the flavor inherent in the grapes!"

Winemaking

Winemaker:
Bob Levy
Alcohol:
14.0%

Barrel fermented and aged in French oak barrels. 100% malolactic fermentation. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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