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2008 Paloma Merlot
- Napa Valley
- Spring Mountain District
Community Tasting Notes 26
skinut Likes this wine: (92 points)
December 25, 2015 - Expansive palate with long finish. Non-chocolatey (a good thing for me). Fruit is still prominent on the nose and palate. Tannins are virtually non-existent. Lots of life left, but in a great place now.
knlowery Likes this wine: (92 points)
November 12, 2015 - Opened and drank over next 2 hours. Smooth, red-blue fruit. Beautiful wine.
nicksala Likes this wine: (93 points)
October 8, 2015 - Compared this vintage at wine club. One decanted for two hours and the other opened shortly before the tasting. The decanted one shined through, more fruit on nose and palate and much softer with a better mouthfeel.
January 11, 2015 - Consistent with note from 5/2012 " black raspberry / cherry / chocolate on nose & palate - medium+ body & silky mouth-feel with long finish." Still good on night two so this can go for a while. 92+/- Clearly new world but a delicious wine if you are in the mood for a Napa Bordeaux Varietal.
The Wine Write Likes this wine: (91 points)
November 16, 2014 - Popped and poured at restaurant, finished last glass at home. Very solid wine. Opened up quickly. Smooth blue fruit profile with chocolate notes on the finish.
Pro Reviews 1
By Richard Jennings
9/9/2012 (link) 92 points
(Paloma Merlot) Dark ruby color; tart plum, black fruit, baked plum nose; tasty, poised, tart black fruit, tart plum palate; will go 15 years; medium-plus finish 92+ points (w/15% Cabernet Sauvignon)
- Vintage 2008
- 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 6 (0%)
- In Cellars 685 (54%)
- Consumed 586 (46%)