Pahlmeyer Wines Napa Valley
This is a top-quality, low-volume winery producing three super-premium wines, although occasional declassified lots under the Jayson label can also be very good. A committed approach to viticulture throughout Pahlmeyer’s vineyard sources, with reduced yields and careful canopy management, combines with inventive winemaking to produce wines of depth, concentration and great finesse. In the winery the reds are partly whole-bunch fermented, helping to provide both a supple texture and a firm structure. While they should undoubtedly be cellared for at least half a decade the tannin is just a touch more balanced and harmonious than in some others. A Sonoma Coast Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir are also both made as well as a Petit Verdot from the home Waters Ranch. Both Chardonnays are fermented with wild yeasts in 100% new oak and bottled with neither fining nor filtration. A small volume of Pinot Noir is also now being made under the Wayfarer label. (DM)
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