Pahlmeyer Red 2019 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Pahlmeyer Red 2019 750ml
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Pahlmeyer Red 2019

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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Napa Valley
Brand Pahlmeyer
Alcohol/vol 15.2%

The Pahlmeyer story begins with an audacious dream given life through the dedication and hard work of an inspired Napa Valley visionary: Jayson Pahlmeyer. A trial lawyer by trade, Jayson Pahlmeyer was captivated by the idea of a Napa Valley wine of such exquisite quality, complexity and prestige that it would rival the best of Bordeaux, specifically Château Mouton Rothschild. This historic estate had, at the time, recently been elevated to Bordeaux First Growth classification. This inspired Jayson’s insatiable thirst for adventure and reaffirmed his belief that Napa could be elevated to iconic status. Jayson’s dream of creating a “California Mouton” was born.

By 1986, storied Napa Valley winemaker Randy Dunn composed the first Pahlmeyer wine, Proprietary Red. This Napa Valley Bordeaux blend was crafted from French-sourced clones of five red Bordeaux varieties that Jayson had planted in 1981. Anointed 94 points by Robert M. Parker, Jr. upon its release, the 1986 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red launched Pahlmeyer’s astonishing track record of acclaim. Visionaries that helped define and shape the prestige of Napa Valley, like Helen Turley, Bob Levy and David Abreu, added to Pahlmeyer’s legacy of success. 

Today, Pahlmeyer wines are crafted through a steadfast commitment to the principles of site, discipline and high quality of First Growth Bordeaux coupled with the signature richness, power and depth of Napa Valley. Pahlmeyer wines are built on a foundation of extraordinary mountain vineyard sites and confident, discerning viticulture choices that demand maximum flavor intensity. Led by the diverse expressions of exclusive high-elevation mountain sites, including Stagecoach Vineyard, Pahlmeyer Estate Vineyard and Rancho Chimiles, these wines offer exquisite structure, balanance, tension and finesse. Under the leadership of winemaker Katie Vogt, meticulous attention is paid in the vineyard and cellar to allow the highest, clearest expression of the site to shine through. With an eye toward long aging, Pahlmeyer’s hallmark intensity and power is crafted through an impressive barrel program and artful blending of each small lot. 

The Pahlmeyer collection features three coveted Napa Valley wines: the iconic Proprietary Red and their classic Chardonnay and Merlot. In vintages of exceptional quality, Pahlmeyer crafts three exclusive and highly allocated wines: Pièce de Résistance Cabernet Sauvignon, Raison d’Etre Cabernet Sauvignon and Savoir Faire Chardonnay. For more than 30 years, Pahlmeyer has continued to live up to the original audacious dream — craft world-class wines of exceptional distinction, power and finesse.

Pahlmeyer's 2019 Proprietary Red is a rich and finely detailed tapestry of the finest lots across four mountain vineyards. The bounding aromas flicker between fruity and earthy with an interweaving of wild blueberry, black plum, cassis, saddle leather, and cedar. The opulent palate is layered and expansive with captivating flavors of crushed ripe blackberry and castelvetrano olive. The focused fruit core is framed by generous fine-grained tannins, surging long with an echo of earth and spice. 

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Serious and sophisticated, this opulent wine drips with concentrated blueberries, black cherries and dark chocolate on a massive frame of tannins that is surprisingly velvety and enticing. Subtle oak spices like graphite, espresso and crema add tasty nuances. Katie Vogt blended this beauty from 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, plus Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025-2035.

Jim Gordon, September 1, 2023
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Mainly off the estate vineyard and mainly Cabernet Sauvignon (77%), Pahlmeyer's 2019 Proprietary Red spent 18 months in almost all new French oak. Gentle herbal notes accent cherry and cassis on the nose of this full-bodied wine, which manages to be rich and velvety without ever being heavy. Waves of ripe fruit, cedary oak and savory loam linger on the long, elegant finish. This should drink well for up to two decades.

Joe Czerwinski, May 31, 2022
Wine Spectator
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Offers lots of fun, juicy blackberry and dark plum compote flavors tossed with cocoa, licorice root and Black Forest cake. Fruit-driven and frankly toasted on the finish, but has the energy for balance. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2033. 1,988 cases made.

James Molesworth, October 15, 2023
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