2014 Pahlmeyer Winery Merlot
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale: $74.94 (was: $79.94)
"This has always been a winner and continues to be so, and probably no winery in California has had such a long succession of brilliant Merlots..." - Robert Parker
While domestic Merlot goes in and out of fashion (and then back in), producers that survive and even thrive are ones that seem to exist above it all - like Pahlmeyer. Over the last few decades, Pahlmeyer has been a remarkable success story, and for one easy reason: it’s good - really good.
Their Merlot is arguably the best in the states as Robert Parker declared it “the finest being produced in California” and the “most ageworthy” too. A producer deserving of true California first growth status if there was such a thing, Pahlmeyer’s Merlot has stood above the rest for decades. With 97 points for the delicious 2014, this is yet another outstanding release, and you’ll want to stock up.
This 2014 is a gorgeous representation of the opulent vintage: it's a “delicious, front-end loaded, full-bodied Merlot” (Parker) that has “killer” aromatics and will drink gorgeously for the next 10-15 years. Perennially popular, the Pahlmeyer Merlot regularly sells out fast thanks to their irrefutable track record in Napa.
Pahlmeyer's Merlot represents a great value compared to its Cabernet-based peers in Napa and is a slam-dunk choice to impress your guests or just squirrel away for yourself! Cheers!