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How many wines can you think of, that the very name or classic label will evoke thoughts of grand prestige and regal qualities?  Pahlmeyer does so every time.  The winery has attracted some of California’s most accomplished winemakers over the years, beginning with Randy Dunn with the inaugural 1986 vintage, followed by Bob Levy of Harlan Estate and Helen Turley to name a few…

After smuggling suitcase clones into the US from France, Pahlmeyer planted their Estate vineyard in 1981, and by 1986, their first release earned a stellar 94 point score from Robert Parker, setting the pace for what would become one of Napa Valley’s most treasured wines.

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From Vinous, “The 2016 Proprietary Red is fabulous, just as it was from bottle. Silky, supple and also quite structured on the palate, the 2016 is a stunningly beautiful, vivid wine. Dark cherry/plum jam, bittersweet chocolate, rose petal, lavender, spice and menthol build into the huge, unctuous finish. There is so much to like.97 Points

From Jeb Dunnuck, “A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the 2016Proprietary Red is a modern-day classic that has tons of crème de cassis, graphite, tobacco, and earth-driven aromas and flavors. It’s deep, pure, layered, and elegant on the palate, with a great finish. Feel free to drink this beauty any time over the coming 20-25 years.96 Points

From James Suckling, “A concentrated and essence-like nose of elderberries, blackcurrant compote, peppermint and forest floor, but also hot stones, pressed violets and fresh eucalyptus. So complete and complex on the palate, which is full-bodied and layered with super velvety tannins, wrapping the seamless fruit together. A mouthful of pure silk. Drink in 2025.” 

96 Points

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Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 3 × 3 in


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