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Pahlmeyer Wine Tasting

March 20, 2018 at 6:30pm

The price is $60, including gratuities and sales tax.

Treat Your Taste Buds – Come enjoy the outstanding wines of Pahlmeyer. One of the mainstays of Napa Valley, Pahlmeyer represents one of the great names in American wine making. We will have an opportunity to taste their renowned Pinot Noirs, Chardonnay, Merlot and Proprietary Red wines.

Come join Jennifer Graycheck, from Pahlmeyer, who will be our navigator for this fun tasting evening.

This is an event not to miss, Pahlmeyer wines are extremely limited! – priced at $60.00 including gratuity and taxes. Appetizers will also be provided. Our wine tasting will begin promptly at 6:30pm so please arrive a couple of minutes early.

More about Pahlmeyer…

Anointed 94 points by Robert Parker, the first release, the 1986 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red, launched Pahlmeyer’s astonishing track record of critical acclaim.

In 1989, Jayson invited rising star winemaker Bob Levy to produce the first vintages of Pahlmeyer Chardonnay. The 1991 Chardonnay sold out immediately, giving Jayson good reason to decline a screenwriter’s request for samples to use in a Hollywood movie. In the end, though, he acquiesced, and to his great surprise, the wine’s big role in the battle-of-the-sexes blockbuster Disclosure helped further the frenzy surrounding Pahlmeyer.

In 1993, Helen Turley took the winemaking reins, beginning her own rise to prominence. She and her team – including protégé Erin Green - furthered the work of Dunn and Levy, improving the quality and consistency of Pahlmeyer wines through winegrowing, grape sourcing and winemaking innovation.

To push quality to even greater heights, Helen urged Jayson to develop estate vineyards. She was instrumental in finding Pahlmeyer’s high-elevation Napa Valley estate vineyard, planted in 1998 to red Bordeaux varieties and Chardonnay. In that same year, a stone’s throw from her famed Marcassin Vineyard on the extreme Sonoma Coast, she found the Wayfarer estate ideally situated for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Both estate vineyards were planted by viticulture legend David Abreu in 1998 and 2002, respectively.

In 2012, Jayson named Bibiana González Rave winemaker for Wayfarer, to oversee his new wines from the estate vineyard, then ten years old and perfectly poised for a solo bottling. She immediately went to work meticulously optimizing the vineyards and realizing his dream to create world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In 2016, her role expanded across all of the Napa Valley operations and Pahlmeyer winemaking.

Pahlmeyer’s viticultural practices demand low yields while commanding maximum flavor intensity. Farming in one- to two-acre blocks with a palette of as many as 12 clones for each variety, Pahlmeyer’s world-class pedigree of artisanal winemaking continues to rise to new heights as Bibiana pushes the envelope on clone and vineyard management, as well as cellar and winemaking equipment and practices.

And so it is that vintage after vintage, Pahlmeyer continues to live up to Jayson’s audacious dream - producing phenomenal wines of power and finesse.

We will have limited space for this event so please let us know if you would like to attend.

Our event will start promptly at 6:30pm.

Contact us via email at info@cruuncorked.com or call and leave a message at 440.903.1171. We would be thrilled to have you and your friends join us.