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Pahlmeyer

Pahlmeyer, in St. Helena, was founded in the mid-1980s when Jayson Pahlmeyer, a Bay Area lawyer, found he preferred thinking about wine to reading legal briefs. Pahlmeyer produced its debut vintage in 1986, and Robert M. Parker Jr. gave it 94 pts. Today the winery owns 88 acres near Atlas Peak and 30 acres on the north Sonoma Coast and and grows Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Randy Dunn was in charge of winemaking for the first few vintages and in 1993 Helen Turley became Pahlmeyer’s winemaker. Today the winemakers are Kale Anderson at the Napa Valley vineyards and Bibiana Gonzalez Rave is the consulting winemaker for the Sonoma Coast vineyards. Pahlmeyer is known for its Bordeaux-style blends as well as Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir. The wines earn consistently complimentary reviews.

1994 Pahlmeyer

Signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

RP  96   
WS  92   

1998 Pahlmeyer

Base neck fill

WS  92   
RP  91   
ST  89-92   
2 available
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2000 Pahlmeyer

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; elevated cork; signs of past seepage; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

WS  92   
ST  91   

2000 Pahlmeyer

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; signs of past seepage; very top shoulder fill

WS  92   
ST  91   

2001 Pahlmeyer

Light signs of past seepage

RP  93   
ST  93   
WS  92   
4 available
Bid *

2001 Pahlmeyer

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; base neck fill

RP  93   
ST  93   
WS  92   

2001 Pahlmeyer

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; very top shoulder fill; label condition issue

RP  93   
ST  93   
WS  92   

2001 Pahlmeyer

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; elevated cork; signs of past seepage

RP  93   
ST  93   
WS  92   

2002 Pahlmeyer

Base neck fill

RP  99   
ST  94   
WS  93   
3 available
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2002 Pahlmeyer

Light signs of past seepage

RP  99   
ST  94   
WS  93   

2003 Pahlmeyer

RP  94   
WS  92   
ST  91   
9 available
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2003 Pahlmeyer

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage

RP  94   
WS  92   
ST  91   
4 available
Bid *

2003 Pahlmeyer

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; very top shoulder fill

RP  94   
WS  92   
ST  91   

2003 Pahlmeyer

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; signs of past seepage; base neck fill

RP  94   
WS  92   
ST  91   

2005 Pahlmeyer

RP  96   
WS  94   
ST  94   
JR  18   

2007 Pahlmeyer

Label condition issue

RP  96+    
WS  95   
ST  93   

2008 Pahlmeyer

Label condition issue

RP  93   
WS  93   
ST  93   
3 available
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2010 Pahlmeyer

Light label condition issue

WA  95+    
WS  92   
ST  91+    

2011 Pahlmeyer

RP  90   
ST  90   
6 available
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2012 Pahlmeyer

Label condition issue

JS  96   
RP  94   
VN  94+    
WS  93   

2013 Pahlmeyer

VN  94   
RP  93-95   
WS  93   
2 available
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2013 Pahlmeyer

Light label condition issue

VN  94   
RP  93-95   
WS  93   

1987 Pahlmeyer Caldwell Vineyard

1.5ltr

Light label condition issue

1990 Pahlmeyer Caldwell Vineyard

WS  90   
11 available
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2002 Pahlmeyer Jayson

WS  92   
19 available
Bid *