Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Chardonnay is light gold-colored with a greenish hue and beautiful, fresh tropical fruit flavors of pineapple, pear, honeysuckle and a touch of citrus. It is not as dense and concentrated as the 2013, but I love its vibrancy and beautiful subtleties and nuances. It is another top-notch effort from Pahlmeyer to drink over the next 7-8 years.
Wine EnthusiastFrom the Pahlmeyer Estate and the Atlas Peak Vineyard, this wine is made in a huge, sultry and seductive style. Tingly acidity supports a reductive style of rich oak and honeycomb that delves into concentrated layers of baked peach and apple pie. This should stand up well to cellaring; hold until 2022-2029.
Wine SpectatorA bit edgy, with wood and pear notes joined by citrus and melon details. The buttery flavors slowly come together on the finish. Drink now. 3,000 cases made.