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  • Country ranking ?

    403
  • Producer ranking ?

    22
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2040
  • Food Pairing

    Red meat dishes with robust and concentrated flavours.

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The Story

Synonymous with Pahlmeyer, Proprietary Red is the winery’s raison d’etre.

“All I wanted to do was to create my own ‘California Mouton’ – a rich, powerful Napa Valley Bordeaux blend, a wine that would drop wine lovers to their knees,” says Jayson Pahlmeyer.

1986 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red was the realization of Jayson’s dream. Anointed 94 points by Robert Parker, it was the first of an extraordinary legacy of critically acclaimed wines.

What is Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red? It is a classic Napa Valley Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Each variety is harvested and held separately throughout fermentation and barrel aging. The lots are aged an average of 18 months in French oak Bordeaux barrels, blended through a meticulous, time-honored artisanal process, and bottled without filtering or fining.

Produced in limited quantities, the Proprietary Red is a wine of superb power and density with commanding tannins and rich, dark flavors that become increasingly lush and seductive with age. Properly cellared, Proprietary Red will evolve magnificently for at least 25 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wine Information

With its brooding dark purple color, we characterize the 2011 Proprietary Red as a Bordeaux-lover’s vintage: silky, smooth and complex, with a striking balance of power and natural acidity. Captivating flavors of rich black cherry, ripe raspberry, and vivid orange peel deepen into fragrant earth, aged leather, sweet rosemary and Dutch cocoa. The enduring finish is silky, with fine-grained tannins and layered ribbons of espresso and slate

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Tasting note

color

Deep and Purple

ending

Long

flavors

Blackcurrant, Floral, Chocolate, Perfumed and Spice

nose

Youthful, Fresh, Ripe and Rich

taste

Average in Acidity, Medium tannin, Balanced, Full-bodied, Fresh, Jammy and Sweet tannins

Verdict

Fine

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is purple and deep. On the nose it is open, intense, youthful, fresh, ripe and rich. The taste is jammy, fresh, with medium tannin ., with sweet tannins, and average in acidity, full-bodied and with balanced structure. On the palate it is layered and has blackcurrant, perfumed, floral, chocolate and spice flavours. The finish is long. This wine is fine.
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Origin

St. Helena, Napa Valley
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