2012 Pahlmeyer "Pièce de Résistance"

Aptly named to describe one’s highest achievement, an object that can stand the test of time, this wine represents our finest four barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2012 vintage. The only 100% Cabernet Sauvignon produced by Pahlmeyer, our “Pièce de Résistance” is an experience of this varietal in its purest form.

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100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Kale Anderson
October 8 to October 20, 2012
April 14, 2015
October 26, 2016

After a cool, morning, harvest, the grapes were hand-sorted into open-top fermenters where they macerated as whole berries for five days. After two-to-three weeks of fermentation with native yeast, the wine was gently pressed and transferred to French oak barrels (85% new) where it finished primary and secondary fermentation then aged for another 18 months. This dark, opaque Cabernet opens with aromas of iron and shale at play with ripe cherry, fresh cassis and a hint of rose oil. Smooth tannins support the deep, tarry palate of red cherry and black licorice, and the finish lingers with notes of cigar, cedar and spice. Will benefit from aging up to 20 years.

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