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Paloma Merlot 2014

Rating

CWA95+

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $64.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic 95+” Points
“Complex bouquet of black berry fruits, black stone fruits, unsweetened cocoa and floral notes with a mineral overtone. On the palate the wine has a rich and silky mouth feel, well balanced, with flavors of berries, fruit, cassis, and baking spice, and a memorable finish. Enjoy now through 2025.” - California Wine Advisors 

BACKGROUND
The Wine Spectator magazine named the 2001 Paloma Merlot their “Wine of the Year” for 2003, making this the first time in history for a California Merlot. The winery was hardly prepared for the avalanche of calls, faxes (2003!) and emails requesting wine or just to be on next year's mailing list. the wine sold out of wine in very short order and continues to be sought after by collectors each vintage. The Wine Spectator placed Paloma Merlot in the top 100 again the very next year with the 2002 Paloma Merlot 54th of over 12,000 wines tasted. The 2006 vintage again found Paloma Merlot on the top 100 list, at number 65 - a rare third appearance inside six years.
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Milk Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic 95+” Points
“Complex bouquet of black berry fruits, black stone fruits, unsweetened cocoa and floral notes with a mineral overtone. On the palate the wine has a rich and silky mouth feel, well balanced, with flavors of berries, fruit, cassis, and baking spice, and a memorable finish. Enjoy now through 2025.” - California Wine Advisors 

BACKGROUND
The Wine Spectator magazine named the 2001 Paloma Merlot their “Wine of the Year” for 2003, making this the first time in history for a California Merlot. The winery was hardly prepared for the avalanche of calls, faxes (2003!) and emails requesting wine or just to be on next year's mailing list. the wine sold out of wine in very short order and continues to be sought after by collectors each vintage. The Wine Spectator placed Paloma Merlot in the top 100 again the very next year with the 2002 Paloma Merlot 54th of over 12,000 wines tasted. The 2006 vintage again found Paloma Merlot on the top 100 list, at number 65 - a rare third appearance inside six years.

Winery Paloma

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley