Pahlmeyer, Napa Valley, Red Wine 2006 In the nose the fruit is quite sweet and ripe, reminiscent of Cassis accented with vanilla and brown spices. In the mouth this Bordeaux-style blend is ripe and approachable, quite silky and ready to drink without delay – very nice.
The grapes behind this wine are 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Winemaker Erin Green. Produced and bottled in Oakville 15.2% $105 at the winery, a gift to the class from one of the students. www.pahlmeyer.om