PAHLMEYER WINERY AND WAYFARER VINEYARDS
Anointed 94 points by Robert Parker, the first release, the 1986 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red, launched Pahlmeyer’s astonishing track record of critical acclaim.
Developed by David Abreu and planted in 1998, Pahlmeyer estate vineyard sits atop Atlas Peak. 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 astonishing levels as the winemaking team continues to push the envelope on clone and vineyard management, and cellar and winemaking equipment and practices. Magnificent terroir, winemaking soul and masterwork fill each bottle of Pahlmeyer wine.
With characteristic Pahlmeyer exuberance, Jayson’s daughter Cleo has infused the winery with new energy since joining the team in 2008 and taking the lead as President in 2017. Layering her own love of wine and entertaining on what she has learned from her father, she is bringing renewed vibrancy to the Pahlmeyer legacy. 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.