2016 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red

- 750 ml
97
JD
Availability: In Stock
$185.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
84863-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Bibiana commented that the 2016s are more concentrated than the 2015s, and the 2016 Proprietary Red Blend is a powerhouse and looks to be huge winner. Blackcurrants, graphite, lead pencil hints of tobacco leaf flow to a full-bodied, opulent and sexy 2016 that has beautiful mid-palate and density, lots of structure, and awesome purity of fruit. It’s going to need to be forgotten for a decade but will have 3+ decades of longevity.

Jeb Dunnuck | 97 JD
Blended of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec, the 2016 Proprietary Red Wine has an inky-purple color and nose of crushed blackcurrants, baked blackberries and mocha with touches of sandalwood, pencil shavings and Marmite toast. Full-bodied, rich and full-on seductive, it fills the mouth with pure black fruit and spicy layers, framed by firm, fully ripe, fine-grained tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long and opulent.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 97 RP
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.

Vinous Media | 97 VM
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.

James Suckling | 96 JS
This offers ripe and showy boysenberry, plum and cassis flavors that roll through atop the polished structure, ending with flashes of warm red licorice, roasted apple wood and sweet tobacco. Not shy, but plenty alluring for the fruit.

Wine Spectator | 94 WS

More Information
Availability In Stock
Vintage 2016
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country US: As one of the most prolific and innovative wine regions in the world, America is a joy to explore. Most wine connoisseurs will agree that the nation's finest and most compelling wines are being produced today, which means that we have front-row seats to one of the most inspirational stories in wine history. While other regions tend to focus on specific wine styles and have somewhat strict rules as to which varietals you could grow, areas like California have few such restrictions in place. As a result, creative visionaries behind America's most reputable estates have been able to develop compelling, unique, and innovative styles, with a level of terroir expression that rivals even France's largest giants.
Producer Pahlmeyer
Rating 97 JD
Region California: With a history of wine production that dates back to the 18th century, California currently sits as one of the world's most prolific and reputable wine regions. With an area as vast as California, you can expect a colorful collage of terroir profiles, a series of microclimates, and micro-environments that give the wine a unique, memorable appeal. The region's produce is far from homogenized in that sense, and it would take you countless hours to sample all of it. While the region boasts scars from the Prohibition era, it went through what can only be described as a viticultural Renaissance sometime after the 1960s. At that point, California went from a port-style, sweet wine region to a versatile and compelling competitor on the world market. Today, no matter which way your taste in wine leans, you can find a new favorite producer among California's most talented. Notable sub-regions include legendary names like Napa Valley and Sonoma County, places that any wine lover would die to visit. California's quintessential warm climate allows for incredibly ripe fruit expressions, a style that provides a stark contrast to Old World-inspired, earthy classics. Even where inspiration was clearly taken from staple French appellations, Californian winemakers put their own unique spin on the wine.
Type of Wine California Red: Whether it's Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah or Zinfandel, Californian red wine producers have a lovely habit of taking a varietal and expressing its essence in a unique, never before seen way. From Napa Valley to the regions south of Los Angeles, there's a red for everyone - and it's never too late to start exploring.
OWC No
Varietal Proprietary Blend: There's a level of mystery and intrigue when it comes to drinking a wine for which you're not fully informed about, and if that sounds like a thrilling idea to you, then you're probably already interested in proprietary blends. While the concept doesn't have a legal definition, it is used to describe blends whose components aren't disclosed by the producer. In many cases, the wine tends to be a Bordeaux-inspired blend, but this isn't always the case.
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