Pahlmeyer Napa Chardonnay 2015

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Wine Spectator #9 Wine of the Year 2017

Tasting Notes:

This wine opens with aromas of lemon and neroli oil, floral hints of lily and acacia, and the suggestion of fresh brioche. The smooth, unctuous palate is clean, complex and harmonious with fresh apricot characters. Warmnotes of clove and nutmeg, carry over the rich, lengthy finish.

Category White Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Pahlmeyer
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Chardonnay, which comes from both Old Wente and Dijon clones, is off the estate property on Atlas Peak. It has that noteworthy greenish hue to its light-gold color, which I consider a high-sign of quality. Orange blossom, tangerine oil, mango, subtle smoky wood, a full-bodied texture, terrific purity and acidity, great fruit and a long, long finish are the stuff of great California Chardonnay. This cuvée also has a phenomenal track record for aging for at least 7-10 years, and in certain vintages even longer. Drink Date: 2016-2026.

Robert Parker, December 30, 2016
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastGorgeous aromatics of heady voluptuousness conjure elements of caramel, honey and baked apple behind a golden hue of color in this memorable, no-holds-barred white. The flavors follow through along a lengthy layered pathway lined in sparks of anise and key lime, finishing in juicy crisp acidity.

Virginie Boone, October 1, 2017
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorThis offers a gorgeous mouthful of rich, buttery Chardonnay, loaded with exotic tropical fruit, pear, melon and pineapple flavors. Impressive for its opulence and silkiness, a nice combination. Drink now through 2022. 2,500 cases made.

James Laube, July 31, 2017