Pahlmeyer Red is one of Napa Valley's most iconic wines. Produced under the the discerning eye of Jayson Pahlmeyer and his winemaker Kale Anderson, it's a wine that continually receives rave reviews and accolades. This 2013 is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot sourced from the Pahlmeyer Estate, Stagecoach, Rancho Chimiles vineyards the grapes were all triaged and selected by hand at the winery. Gently basket pressed after fermentation, 15% of the wine was fermented in French oak 500L puncheons, and the remaining in new Seguin Moreau Icone and Taransaud French Oak barrels and aged for 20 months. An outstanding vintage from start to finish, the Wine Advocate scored it 93-95 saying "Gorgeously sweet tannins, voluptuously textured, full-bodied, stunningly rich the full fruit spectrum, terrific aromatics and a real opulence and richness. This could be a 20-year wine in the making." and Antonio Galloni scored it 92-95 saying "Expressive, layered and silky, the 2013 shows the more refined side of the vintage while maintaining considerable power and plenty of structure. Crushed rocks, lavender and blueberry jam meld into a finish that is both explosive and pliant." and James SUckling scored this 96 saying "So much purple fruit here like blueberries as well as minerals and black pepper. Full body, firm and silky tannins. Tight and compressed style with great persistence. Better in 2020, but so gorgeous now."