ITEM 36771

2005 Pahlmeyer Winery Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley [label damage]

$199.98

In stock

1

Wine Rating:

95WA 92ST

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2005

Country/State

california

Wine Region

napa

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 95 points

As for the 2005 Proprietary Red, it is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% each Petit Verdot and Malbec. While this might not be the blockbuster one would expect, there is outstanding depth, purity and overall texture and ripeness. Again, terrific acidity gives the wine vigor and precision, despite a lofty 15.2% alcohol. The wine is fresh and pure, with black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, some white floral notes, and the telltale forest floor. This is a wine to drink over the next 10-15+ years. Pahlmeyer's wines age well, as I am still working off the 1995 and 1996 Proprietary Reds, which remain in great shape.

Review Date: June 2015

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 92 points

(a trial blend comprising 85% cabernet sauvignon 10% merlot, 3% cabernet franc and 1% each petit verdot and malbec) Deep medium ruby. Primary aromas of crushed blackberry, licorice, minerals and wild spices. Sweet, dense and vibrant, with a sappy core of dark berry and dark chocolate flavor. This boasts a very firm tannic spine that contributes to the impression of energy. An excellent showing. Both of these '05s seem a bit more refined and vibrant than recent vintages under this label.

Review Date: May 2007