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Paloma Merlot 2016

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CWA95+

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $72.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

95+ Points | CWA
“Sensational notes of black berry fruits, stone fruits, unsweetened cocoa and floral notes with a mineral overtone. On the mid-palate this impressive new release boasts a rich and silky mouth feel, with flavors ofespresso, cassis, baking spice, and a :30 long finish featuring plush tannins. Enjoy now through 2025.” - California Wine Advisors

Winery Notes: “The 2016 Paloma Merlot soars out of the glass with gorgeous notes of rich, dark fruits, dominated by blackberry and blueberry, complemented by subtle notes of anise, cocoa and bramble.  The wine has a luscious mouthfeel, with sweet tannins and beautiful ripe fruit on the mid-palate.   While the alluring nose might tempt you to consume the wine rapidly, you will be rewarded by allowing the wine to evolve in the glass, revealing a long, silky finish.  We encourage you to enjoy this wine at this youthful stage and further appreciate the evolution of well structured, Spring Mountain fruit.”
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Milk Chocolate

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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

95+ Points | CWA
“Sensational notes of black berry fruits, stone fruits, unsweetened cocoa and floral notes with a mineral overtone. On the mid-palate this impressive new release boasts a rich and silky mouth feel, with flavors ofespresso, cassis, baking spice, and a :30 long finish featuring plush tannins. Enjoy now through 2025.” - California Wine Advisors

Winery Notes: “The 2016 Paloma Merlot soars out of the glass with gorgeous notes of rich, dark fruits, dominated by blackberry and blueberry, complemented by subtle notes of anise, cocoa and bramble.  The wine has a luscious mouthfeel, with sweet tannins and beautiful ripe fruit on the mid-palate.   While the alluring nose might tempt you to consume the wine rapidly, you will be rewarded by allowing the wine to evolve in the glass, revealing a long, silky finish.  We encourage you to enjoy this wine at this youthful stage and further appreciate the evolution of well structured, Spring Mountain fruit.”



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Paloma

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley