1987 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley

Composition

Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Cabernet Franc
Petit Verdot
Malbec

Vineyards

  • Caldwell Vineyard
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Critics

91 Points

Wine Spectator, November 1990

Big, youthful and consequently awkward, but with a beam of tart currant and plum flavors blazing through the tough tannins and hard-edged oak character. Desperately needs cellaring until at least 1998.

88 Points

Robert Parker, Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide, 1993

The 1987 displays a mineral, blackcurrant, smoky character, good acidity, a medium- to full-bodied feel, and enough depth and richness to last for 10-15 years.

Winemaking

Winemaker:
Randy Dunn

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