Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Localization: Napa Valley, California, USA
Tasting Notes: Dried lemons and lemon blossom with Korean pear. Some stone undertones to the aromas. Full-bodied and layered with plenty of fruit and a dense finish yet it remains lively. A hint of cream at the end. Like a white Pessac-Leognan from Bordeaux. Drink now.
The Domain: Pahlmeyer was founded in 1986, by a desire to be great by its eponymous creator Jayson Pahlmeyer. With a dream to create a California Mouton, Jayson and his partners spared no resource to make this dream a reality. Whether it was finding the perfect piece of land high atop Napa Valley’s Atlas Peak or covertly smuggling in Bordeaux cuttings, all pieces of Pahlmeyer’s history have led to its place as one of the top brand names from Napa Valley. From the very beginning, Pahlmeyer has been dedicated to crafting fine wines from the best fruit sources possible. In California, this means high elevation mountain sites, where the grapes are afforded more sunlight, cooler temperatures, and less fertile soils, which together create ideal conditions. Pahlmeyer sources the majority of their fruit from four key locations: Pahlmeyer Estate (Atlas Peak), Stagecoach (Atlas Peak / Pritchard Hill), Rancho Chimiles, and Antica.