1993 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Napa Valley

Composition

100% Chardonnay

Vineyards

  • Berlenbach Vineyard

Critics

89 Points

Wine Spectator, April 30, 1995

"Strikes a nice balance between spicy oak and ripe pear, peach and pineapple flavors; the finish has good depth and richness."

88-91 Points

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #98, April 1995

"Pahlmeyer's 1993 has an unbelievable resemblance to a fine vintage of Bordeaux's renowned Chateau Leoville Las-Cases. The saturated dark ruby/purple color is followed by a wonderfully pure, vivid nose of blackcurrants, minerals, and spicy, high quality oak. Medium to full-bodied, rich and elegant, this well-endowed, beautifully concentrated, graceful Cabernet Sauvignon will need 5-7 years of cellaring; it will keep for 20+ years. This fascinating wine could easily be confused with a top class Medoc if tasted blind."

Winemaking

Winemaker:
Helen Turley
Alcohol:
14.0%

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

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