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2004 Paloma Merlot
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Community Tasting Notes 58
Night Train Likes this wine: (90 points)
July 26, 2014 - Opened at a party, so no detailed notes. No signs of age. After about an hour of air (not decanted), it had opened up nicely. Great balance (NOT over-the-hill), a hint of earthiness, silky texture, and a solid finish.
sw92130 Likes this wine: (93 points)
July 2, 2014 - Opened last night for dinner with grilled steak. I'm starting to get concerned about Palomas that are this old, and my first impression was not that great. I thought this had passed it's prime. But fortunately I was quite wrong. After about 1 hr in a decanter, it really came to life. Very deep fruit with a great mouthfeel. It turned out to be a crowd-pleaser and upheld my faith in Paloma Merlot!
Renot wrote: (93 points)
November 26, 2013 - Pop and pour, but the wine improved significantly with an hour of air. Plenty of structure left, smooth and silky finish. Excellent!
AnonymousZeek Likes this wine: (94 points)
November 4, 2013 - Not a huge Wine Spectator fan, but I have to give it to them on this one - what a dark horse wine of the year! Everything I could want out of a mountain merlot.1 person found this helpful Comment
August 22, 2013 - Opened this to replace an off 2002 Paloma Merlot. This is more like what I was expecting. Popped and poured. Dark purple color, dark/blackberry fruit, tannin - intense wine that developed some balance with time in the glass. Seems very young. I'll try to let me remaining bottles sit.
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- Vintage 2004
- Type Red
- Producer Paloma
- Varietal Merlot
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Spring Mountain District
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 462 (46%)
- Consumed 539 (54%)