The nose offers aromas of ripe, smoky plum, cherry, anise, oak, and port like sweetness.


The palate is full bodied and structured with a finish that has length and intensity.

Growing Conditions

The 1999 vintage was a fine year for Napa Valley. Although the crop was smaller than the 1998, the harvest offered fruit with intense richness, acidity and wonderful density.
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Grapes for the 1999 Pahlmeyer Merlot were harvested in early October.


Bottled April, 2001.


The wine was aged in new Taransaud French oak barrels for eighteen months before being bottled in April of 2001. Ten months of bottle ageing has allowed it to develop beautifully in the bottle.


Impenetrable and inky – purple in color.