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2018 Pahlmeyer, Napa Valley "Estate" Chardonnay

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2018 Pahlmeyer, Napa Valley "Estate" Chardonnay

Rarely Found, The Elusive Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Wows In 2018
"... the 2018 Chardonnay is a brilliant effort... "

If you have enjoyed Kistler, Aubert, or Kongsgaard Chardonnays, then you have likely enjoyed the opulence of Pahlmeyer Chardonnay. 

"For more than three decades, the Pahlmeyer family has been perfecting its formula for the quintessential California Chardonnay... All the grapes for this wine come from Atlas Peak, Napa’s highest-altitude appellation, where Pahlmeyer’s estate vineyards are located. Elevations range from 1,500 to 2,100 feet... the elevation is key to this white’s style... cool nights lock in the natural acidity." Wine Spectator

The 2018 Chardonnay springs from the glass with vivacious pink grapefruit, white peach and lemon tart scents with touches of fresh ginger, orange blossoms, beeswax and shaved almonds. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers super-intense citrus flavors with loads of savory sparks and a satiny texture, finishing on a lingering ginger nut note."  Wine Advocate

We love Pahlmeyer for its orange blossom, grapefruit notes, lemon, brioche, exotic tropical notes, and green apple.  Given the vineyard's elevation, the fruit is able to blend classic Napa Valley opulence with Burgundian restraint. 

This is one of California's Top Five Chardonnays.  It is available in limited supply - first come, first served. 

Enjoy!

$89.95 per bottle / $1079.40 per case

Summary


JEB DUNNUCK

96 / 100

"Not yet bottled, the 2018 Chardonnay is a brilliant effort in the making, showing a rich, powerful, classic Pahlmeyer. Buttered citrus, toasted bread, honeysuckle, and brioche all flow to a full-bodied Chardonnay that has both richness and freshness."

WINE ADVOCATE

95 / 100

"the 2018 Chardonnay springs from the glass with vivacious pink grapefruit, white peach and lemon tart scents with touches of fresh ginger, orange blossoms, beeswax and shaved almonds. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers super-intense citrus flavors with loads of savory sparks and a satiny texture, finishing on a lingering ginger nut note."


Product Details


Producer: Pahlmeyer

Country: United States

Region: California

Sub Region: Napa Valley

Varietal: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml

Code: W03457-1-1-1