1995 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley, USA
$264.99 USD $295.00 USD
Impressive purple/black color with nose of cassis, licorice and cedar. Balanced and concentrated. Aged 22 months in new French oak.
Blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot
Rated 96 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Pahlmeyer's proprietary red table wine tends to be Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated (usually 80-85%) with small portions of Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. The 1995 Proprietary Red Wine may be even better than the 96 point score I bestowed it. It is unquestionably among the top dozen 1995s. The wine boasts an explosive blackberry/blueberry/cassis-scented nose that has completely soaked up all the new oak in which it has been aged for the last 22 months. Purple/black in color, it exhibits fabulously extracted, layered black fruit flavors that coat the palate, offering a seamless texture and voluptuous impression.