Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2015
The proprietary red wine blend has always been dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, but it includes other Bordeaux varieties as well. It is kept 22-24 months in 100% new oak. The 2015 Proprietary Red Wine, a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and the rest Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, has super concentration, a massive mouthfeel, heady, intense flavors of black and blue fruits, chocolate, wood spice and barbecue notes. It is a killer effort and, as so many of the 2015s, another magnificent vintage for Northern California. Drink date: 2018-2038." Dec 2016
Winery: "This wine has a deep garnet rim with a dark burgundy-hued core. A nose of sweet vanilla, cigar and blackberry carries over onto the soft, voluptuous palate. Ripe fruit flavors are accented with notes of licorice, graphite slate and unsweetened chocolate powder, while hints of dark roasted coffee show up on the very edges of the tongue.
|Varietal||79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot , balance Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot|
|Aging||22-24 months in 100% new French oak – a combination of Taransaud and Seguine Moreau Icone barrels|
|Region||Napa Valley, California|