2007 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red

Estate: Pahlmeyer Estate

Region: Napa Valley, North Coast, California, United States of America


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Tasting Note:May 2, 2018

Second wine at Chops Grill aboard the Harmony of the Seas. Deep and dark ruby red with lighter edges. Given a four hour decant. Dark nose that was a bit tight to start. Some notes of dark berries, plums, cinnamon, anise and a little floral. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Still tastes so young but well integrated with notes of oak, dark cherries and spices. Long and lingering finish.


The Proprietary Blend is the flagship bottling at Pahlmeyer. This specific vintage has fruit from the Pahlmeyer Estate, Stagecoach and Rancho Chimiles vineyards. This Bordeaux-blend is led with 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Aged for 18 months in 79% new French oak barrels (Taransuad and St. Martin barrels).

Drink Dates:

2015 till 2032.

Rating:

93 points.

Price Point:

$$$$ - Retails for around $165.00.


Tasting Note:September 9, 2017

Night seven on the Allure of the Seas and this time at we are ordering in for some room service from the specialty restaurants.

This is a big wine and needed the lengthy decant, we decanted for around four hours. Dark ruby red with garnet edges. Dark and thick nose with spices, smooth dark fruits, plums, cinnamon and purple flowers. Heavy sweet tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Powerful and intense on the palate with layers of cherry liquor, dark berries, anise, woody, dark cocoa and dark cherries. Long and lingering finish. Long life left ahead of this baby.


The Proprietary Blend is the flagship bottling at Pahlmeyer. This specific vintage has fruit from the Pahlmeyer Estate, Stagecoach and Rancho Chimiles vineyards. This Bordeaux-blend is led with 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Aged for 18 months in 79% new French oak barrels (Taransuad and St. Martin barrels).

Drink Dates:

2015 till 2032.

Rating:

95 points.

Price Point:

$$$$ - Retails for around $165.00.