1996 Paloma Merlot

Community Tasting Note


85 Points

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - Brilliant dark cherry to purple, oak and smoke but not much fruit nose, subsequently surprising since in the mouth the flavor is fresh and almost straight blackberry, and more oak. Pretty long finish, but accentuates sweetness of the primary fruit, unexpectedly hot for 'only' 13% alcohol. Overpowered our broiled lamb chops. Quite possibly exactly what the winemaker intended but not to my taste.

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