2006 Pahlmeyer Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

“The 2006 Pahlmeyer Pinot Noir has a deep dark garnet color.  In the glass the aromas open immediately, revealing layers of rich dense fruit, earth and sweet spices.  The palate also offers layers upon layers of concentrated small berries, black raspberry and cherries, balanced with nicely integrated oak. This full bodied wine finishes with finesse and long lingering flavors.” – Erin Green, Winemaker September 2008


100% Pinot Noir



94 Points

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #180, December 2008

The 2006 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast reveals classic Cote de Nuits aromas of damp forest floor, black raspberries, cherries, and spring flowers. With terrific fruit, full body, ripe tannin, and a round, generous, savory mouthfeel already displaying tremendous complexity.


Erin Green
September 20 to October 12, 2006
December 21, 2007
February 1, 2009

Our grape bunches are hand-sorted, and once de-stemmed, the berries are sorted by hand on the way to the tank. This is followed by a four to five day cold soak, depending on flavor extraction. The fruit is then fermented with 100% native yeast in small open-top fermentors for two to three weeks. Towards the end of fermentation the fruit is gently pressed and moved to barrel. The wine finishes fermenting in barrel, which helps integrate the flavors from the oak. The wine continues to age in 70% new French oak for fifteen months. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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