2010 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A firm core of tannins provides the underlying structure for the 2010 Merlot. This juicy, dark, yet wonderfully sophisticated and polished wine impresses for its balance and overall sense of harmony. The 2010 is impossibly young now, and it needs time, but is hugely promising. Layers of fruit flow effortlessly to the long, voluptuous finish. The blend is 89% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good dark red-ruby. Rather full-blown, slightly vegetal aromas of mocha, tobacco, milk chocolate, beefsteak tomato and truffley underbrush. Supple, sweet and open-knit, with truffle and chocolate flavors dominating...