1995 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red

"Impressive purple/black color with nose of cassis, licorice and cedar. Balanced and concentrated. Aged 22 months in new French oak." – Helen Turley, Winemaker 1997


79% Cabernet Sauvignon
9% Cabernet Franc
5% Merlot
4% Malbec
3% Petit Verdot


  • Napanook,
  • Thorevilos,
  • Madrona Ranch,
  • Rancho Chimiles,
  • Caldwell Vineyard,
  • York Creek,
  • Hossfeld Vineyard

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96 Points

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #114, December 1997

The 1995 Proprietary Red Wine may be even better than the 96 point score I bestowed it. It is unquestionably among the top dozen 1995s. The wine boasts an explosive blackberry/blueberry/cassis-scented nose that has completely soaked up all the new oak in which it has been aged for the last 22 months. Purple/black in color, it exhibits fabulously extracted, layered black fruit flavors that coat the palate, offering a seamless texture and voluptuous impression.

92 Points

James Laube, Wine Spectator, October 1998

Lots of ripe, juicy plum and black cherry up front, with hints of anise, sage and mineral. Finishes with well-integrated tannins touches of tobacco and creamy oak.


Helen Turley
September 1, 1998

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