August 2, 2020 - Still wonderful. Another 2-3 yrs easily for this bottle. See previous tasting notes.
July 12, 2020 - Another great bottle of this over-achieving wine.
June 14, 2020 - Same impressions as March bottles, so perfect with perfect filets.
March 30, 2020 - As last/recently described... FANTASTIC aged Spring Mtn Merlot!
March 11, 2020 - Wonderful black fruit and dark plum. Rich fruit with apportioned grip. Markedly better than previous bottle.
March 7, 2020 - A "new" 6-pack of an all-timer from a long-time and respected source. Wonderful dark color, no signs of rust or bricking. However, dominating green notes and drying, unripe tannins mask the underlying dark fruit, not a previously experienced condition. Fat content of filets almost totally mitigates the palate difference. 5 more bottles of hope to evaluate.
August 11, 2019 - Notes from April 13th still apply, yet this bottle even more dense, concentrated, and slightly less advanced. Decanted, a fair amount of sediment both in the wine and adhered to the bottle. Drink now and enjoy Spring Mountain's greatest merlot (IMHO)!
June 25, 2019 - Still excellent!
April 13, 2019 - Almost any bottle of Paloma Merlot is delicious, and in exceptional years it's great, this 15-yr example being no exception. Rich, round, dark cherry and currant with a long, very smooth/resolved finish. Mature without tasting old is always a good thing. Drink over the next 2 yrs.
September 9, 2018 - Drinking great right now. No need to hold it any longer. No need to decant.