Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red 2008, Napa Valley

Red Blend Red Blend
California, Usa

$149.95 (967992)

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September 15, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

From a more limited vintage, the 2008 Proprietary Red stands out in so many ways, not the least of which for its...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Heavy price, heavy bottle – I thought we were getting past this kind of thing. This has a ripe, quiet and almost...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Super ripe, virtually tropical fruit salad flavoured, not surprisingly considering the 15.2% alcohol. This is a...

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Weighty price, heavy bottle, hefty flavour

Description: Dark ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This complex wine features cedar, blackberry, blueberry, plum, raspberry, mocha, cappuccino, Allspice, cherry tobacco, turmeric and vanilla. Full body with medium+ tannin, good acidity, a long length and the alcohol is well integrated.

Negatives: 15.2% alcohol

Interesting Point: Tasted this wine in several style glassware, including the Riedel Sommelier Bordeaux and even the Pinot Noir style. An interesting find with the latter as it eliminated the traditional green notes that initially dominated the finishing notes in the other styles. However, after being allowed to breathe in the Sommelier glass for a while it was elegant, silky and just plain delicious. Decant for an hour.

Drink now or in the next 10 years on its own or pair it with Porterhouse Lamb Chops with Garlic Herb Mashed potatoes.

Tasted: 16 March 2016

Top Pick

Score: 9.5+/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5+

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