1994 Pahlmeyer Merlot Napa Valley

Vineyards

  • Napanook,
  • Rancho Chimiles,
  • Caldwell Vineyard,
  • Hossfeld Vineyard,
  • Moon Vineyard

Critics

95 Points

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #108, December 1996

The just-released 1994 Merlot is a terrific example of this varietal, and one of the finest I have ever tasted from California. The wine reveals a dense purple color, followed by a super fragrant nose of chocolate, mocha, toast, and black-cherry fruit. Full-bodied, but not heavy, this expansive, chewy, opulently textured wine should drink well for 15 or more years. With the assistance of consulting oenologist Helen Turley, the Pahlmeyer wines have emerged as some of the finest in northern California.

93 Points

James Laube, Wine Spectator, October 2000

Big, bold, ripe and delicious, brimming with rich currant, herb, chocolate, mineral, anise and coffee. Finishes with a long, rich aftertaste and firm tannins. Drink now through 2006.

Winemaking

Winemaker:
Helen Turley

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