2008 Pahlmeyer Merlot

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  • Merlot
  • 750ML
  • IWC 92
  • WA 91
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2008 Pahlmeyer Merlot

IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2011
(includes 9% cabernet sauvignon): Good deep red-ruby. Blackberry and licorice aromas perked up by violet and spices. Juicy and moderately deep with dark fruit flavors complicated by tobacco and cedar. Not a fat style... (includes 9% cabernet sauvignon): Good deep red-ruby. Blackberry and licorice aromas perked up by violet and spices. Juicy and moderately deep with dark fruit flavors complicated by tobacco and cedar. Not a fat style for this bottling but boasts a solid acid/tannin spine and very good balance--not to mention fruit intensity.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2010
One of the few world-class Merlots in Napa Valley has always come from Pahlmeyer and the 2008 looks to be no exception. Inky purple-colored the wine offers up chocolatey espresso/mocha/cocoa notes as well as plenty of... One of the few world-class Merlots in Napa Valley has always come from Pahlmeyer and the 2008 looks to be no exception. Inky purple-colored the wine offers up chocolatey espresso/mocha/cocoa notes as well as plenty of plum black cherry and blacker fruits. Medium to full-bodied with silky tannins surprising elegance and good richness it is not the blockbuster it can be in some vintages but it is very stylish and should drink well for 10-15 years.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2011
Densely structured yet loaded with rich and supple fruit. Offers black raspberry and Asian spice aromas and concentrated red currant loamy earth and espresso flavors. Needs time. Best from 2012 through 2017. 1500 cases... Densely structured yet loaded with rich and supple fruit. Offers black raspberry and Asian spice aromas and concentrated red currant loamy earth and espresso flavors. Needs time. Best from 2012 through 2017. 1500 cases made. -TF