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Pahlmeyer Merlot Napa Valley 2017

Merlot from Napa Valley, California
JS 97
AG 94
WA 93
JD 92
14.9% ABV
Item # 340272

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97 points James Suckling: "Blueberries, plums, dark flowers, tar and sandalwood on the nose. It’s full-bodied and creamy with supple tannins. Polished and rich, yet so fresh and balanced. Smooth, firm and flavorful. Caressing finish. Plush 2017 character. Drink or hold. (7/5/21)"

94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2017 Merlot is plump, juicy and absolutely delicious. Black cherry, plum, chocolate, spice, new leather and lavender all jump from the glass as this rich, seductive Merlot shows off its alluring personality. Still recovering from its very recent bottling, the 2017 needs time to bounce back - but truthfully, it is already absolutely delicious and will be very easy to enjoy with minimal cellaring. Drink: 2020-2029. (Jan 2020)"

93 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 Merlot, bottled at the beginning of September, delivers evocative notions of warm black plums, blackberry pie, mulberries and fruitcake with hints of tar, charcuterie, black olives and cracked black pepper. Medium-bodied, the palate practically prances with lively black fruit preserves and savory accents, framed by rounded tannins and loads of freshness, finishing long and fruity. Drink: 2020-2033. (Oct 2019)"

92+ points Jeb Dunnuck: "Coming mostly from the estate on Atlas Peak, the 2017 Merlot has a ripe, sexy bouquet of black cherry and blackberry fruit as well as lots of chocolate, toasty oak, graphite, and crushed flowers. Rich and full-bodied, it has fine tannins, beautiful balance, and enough structure to warrant short-term cellaring. Drink: 2024-2034. (1/31/20)"
97 points James Suckling: "Blueberries, plums, dark flowers, tar and sandalwood on the nose. It’s full-bodied and creamy with supple tannins. Polished and rich, yet so fresh and balanced. Smooth, firm and flavorful. Caressing finish. Plush 2017 character. Drink or hold. (7/5/21)"

94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2017 Merlot is plump, juicy and absolutely delicious. Black cherry, plum, chocolate, spice, new leather and lavender all jump from the glass as this rich, seductive Merlot shows off its alluring personality. Still recovering from its very recent bottling, the 2017 needs time to bounce back - but truthfully, it is already absolutely delicious and will be very easy to enjoy with minimal cellaring. Drink: 2020-2029. (Jan 2020)"

93 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 Merlot, bottled at the beginning of September, delivers evocative notions of warm black plums, blackberry pie, mulberries and fruitcake with hints of tar, charcuterie, black olives and cracked black pepper. Medium-bodied, the palate practically prances with lively black fruit preserves and savory accents, framed by rounded tannins and loads of freshness, finishing long and fruity. Drink: 2020-2033. (Oct 2019)"

92+ points Jeb Dunnuck: "Coming mostly from the estate on Atlas Peak, the 2017 Merlot has a ripe, sexy bouquet of black cherry and blackberry fruit as well as lots of chocolate, toasty oak, graphite, and crushed flowers. Rich and full-bodied, it has fine tannins, beautiful balance, and enough structure to warrant short-term cellaring. Drink: 2024-2034. (1/31/20)"
Product SKU 340272
Producer Pahlmeyer
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Napa Valley
Varietal Merlot
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.9%
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