1994 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Napa Valley

Composition

100% Chardonnay

Vineyards

  • Berlenbach Vineyard

Critics

92 Points

Wine Spectator, May 31, 1996

"Starts out with a smoky, toasty oak aroma and follows up with elegant, spicy pear, honey and butterscotch flavors that blend together. Finishes with complex and concentrated flavors."

90 Points

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #108, December 1996

"The 1994 Chardonnay is exceptional, although it is not quite as complex as the brilliant 1993 unfiltered Chardonnay (a wine that continues to age marvelously well, exhibiting no signs of fruit loss). Although the 1994 is more polished, it offers a wealth of honeyed, citrusy, tropical fruits, a nice touch of toasty, smoky oak, full body, and a chewy, layered personality. It should drink well for 2-3 years."

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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