1997 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Napa Valley

Composition

100% Chardonnay

Vineyards

  • Berlenbach Vineyard

Critics

96 Points

Wine Spectator, July 31, 1999

"Ultrarich and ultraripe Chardonnay. A creamy, seamless wine, with sharply focused, deeply concentrated peach, pear and nectarine flavors. Turns even more complex on the finish, where pretty, toasty vanilla notes folds in. Drink now through 2004." – JL

95 Points

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #126, January 2000

"The spectacular, full-bodied, unctuous 1997 Chardonnay exhibits a hazy light straw/green/gold color in addition to a blockbuster nose of minerals, toast, tropical fruit (tangerine), lemon butter, and pineapple. In the mouth, some of the roasted hazelnut, grand cru Chassagne-Montrachet-like notes become more apparent. This fabulous Chardonnay should drink well for 3-4 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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