2004 Paloma Merlot


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  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Spring Mountain District
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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.

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  • JFish wrote:

    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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Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 462 (46%)
  • Consumed 539 (54%)

Food Pairing

alone, burgers w/ blue, pot roast, tri-tip

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  7 votes