Red

2010 Paloma Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Spring Mountain District
Drink between 2015 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 69

  • Tarpon222 wrote: 92 points

    May 5, 2022 - A gorgeous wine. our last ones from that era enjoying tastings with Barbara on her deck. Watching the hummingbirds. She was a very proud lady with her wines and beautiful estate.

  • Martnmac wrote: 92 points

    April 9, 2022 - Outstanding. 12 years and that fruit is still strong But smooth like velvet. Fantastic. And great value. Drinks like a $200 bottle

  • btock Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 19, 2022 - This was in nice shape. Mid weight, precise and nice length to the finish. Opened along side grilled rack of lamb. A fine companion. Light plum, light blackberry, balck pepper. Fine tannins. Well made and drank well at this stage.

  • travelme wrote: 93 points

    September 10, 2021 - Loved MFLESH notes below. Only variation is my bottle had no sediment that he observed and the cork was absolutely perfect (like it was bottled yesterday). I had it rates just a point lower but maybe it was the stiff competition we had with some amazing wines tonight (Saxum, Corison,Realm, etc). It was excellent from start to finish over about a two hour meal. Sadly this was my last bottle of this vintage. I have been on a little Merlot testing spree and have been enjoying what I have been drinking. As a result, I think I only have a bottle or two of the 16 left. Might have to look to get some more of these. They truly are one of the best Merlot producers. A first class wine that held its own with some big boy Cabernets. Was in the running for wine of the night.

  • mflesh wrote:

    July 13, 2021 - I rated this a 94 almost 3 years ago. I would really keep the same rating today. This wine has definitely changed. I don't get as much chocolate here. I do get much more brambly type red and black berries however, but this wine has definitely not started to slide down the back of the hill. The middle of this wine still has a sweetness to it, but it has definitely started to integrate and sort of morphs into a darker wine as you get to the finish. The finish has a little bit of red plum and acidity. I would say this is as ripe for drinking as it possibly gets. Cork popped with a dark stain. This one did leave a little bit of sediment in the bottle, but I have definitely had other 2010 varieties that left a lot more. Overall, this is the last bottle of this wine that I have. Would not be opposed to obtaining a few more as I feel this one can be healed and other 5 years easily with proper cellaring.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/17/2013 (link) 94 points

    (Paloma Merlot) Medium red violet color; appealing, tart cherry, tart black fruit, black raspberry nose; tight, tart cherry, black cherry, cassis palate; needs 2-3 years; medium-plus finish (85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon) 94+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • 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 21 (1%)
  • In Cellars 898 (35%)
  • Consumed 1,631 (64%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

beef stroganoff, braised lamb shanks, lamb shanks w/ rosemary and mash potatoes, merlot braised peasant chicken, veal in picante sauce

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