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    Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay 2006
    Chardonnay - Napa Valley, California

    Ratings

    • RP95
    • ST90
    Price: $70.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 The Wine Advocate, 90 Wine Spectator, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Item no. 95862

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2006 Napa Valley Chardonnay, aged in 90% new French oak, is concentrated and intense in style. Aromas of hazelnut, mineral, tropical fruit and exotic lychee combine with a rich, creamy and complex palate that is kept balanced and lively with perfectly integrated acidity and toasty oak components. The wine ends with a long and lingering finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Ever since Demi Moore tried to seduce Michael Douglas in the blockbuster movie "Disclosure," Pahlmeyer's Chardonnay has been a hot ticket. What might get lost in the glare of Hollywood is that the wine is superb. The 2006 Chardonnay (3,000 cases) is just as good. Slightly fuller-bodied, with zesty acidity and fabulous notes of brioche, quince, and again some leesiness, the wine has a nice greenish hue to the light gold color, subtle smoke, and a dense, rich mouthfeel. It should drink nicely for 5-7 years.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Intense if a bit raw in texture, the core pear, apple, spice and citrus notes are fresh and vibrant and the finish is long and persistent. Needs bottle time. Best to cellar through 2008. Drink 2008 through 2012.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Full, deep yellow. Nose dominated by pineapple. Large-scaled and mouthfilling, with powerful pineapple and spice flavors. Big and plump, if not quite as focused as the Sonoma Coast example; this comes across as a bit more fruity and less phenolic. Fans of in-your-face, unsubtle Chardonnays may rate these wines higher than I have.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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