Paloma

Paloma

Napa Valley Merlot 2012

Consistently outstanding Merlot. — a month ago

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Milagro

Napa Valley Syrah 1996

Lovely older Syrah fruit, plums mostly, also some pine notes, first commercial vintage of the Paloma Syrah (and only one labeled Milagro, a legal issue), medium-long finish, neutral oak, love it!! A tribute to the greatness of Barbara and Jim Richards!! — a year ago

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Switchback Ridge

Peterson Family Vineyard Merlot 2011

The best merlot coming out of Napa? Hard to say, but definitely in the top three for me (Paloma, Hourglass and this). So much fruit wrapped in a silky package (@Bill Bender don’t go there). Hedonistic, but still so balanced. And an ‘11 to boot. This followed two exceptional wines and held its own. — 2 years ago

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Joe Lucca

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@Carl Fischer Try the other merlot which Bob makes under the Robert Foley label. Really good
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I think Shafer and Pride shud also be on your list, Carl... But that's just me :0)
Martin G Rivard

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Switchback & Buccella have awesome Merlot's. love em!

Paloma

Napa Valley Syrah 2001

Dark ruby-purple color, this shows too much oak for my taste, both aromatically and on the palate, definitely a departure from the earliest versions of this lovely mountain-grown Syrah (1995 home version was fantastic), kudos to Jim and Barbara Richards (sure miss them)! — 2 months ago

Azienda Agricola Borc Dodon

Uis Blánchis Venezia Giulia IGT

Saved this for Paloma. Drank with new abuelos — 2 years ago

Can Paloma

Montserrat Syrah Merlot 2011

2011 vintage - dark chocolate, dark berries, somewhat dry. — 2 years ago

Trefethen Family Vineyards

Oak Knoll District Merlot 2014

Solid representation of Napa merlot. It's no Paloma, but I don't think it was meant to aim that high. — 3 years ago

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Trefethen does a nice job of making solid wines across their line up. And I too love Paloma 👌

Paloma

Hamilton Vineyard Palomita Syrah 2008

This is finally ready! Dark garnet. Smooth tannins. Peppery with taste of dark fruit. Very nice. — 6 months ago

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St. George Spirits

Green Chile Vodka

Really enjoyed it on the rocks. Also recommended by friend to mix one part vodka with two parts silver tequila, grapefruit juice and club soda over ice for a refreshing take on a Paloma! — 10 months ago

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Vintner Select Cuvee Sonoma County Merlot 2013

Shay A
9.4

This started rocking after an hour. Chalky and freshly squeezed blackberries and plum on the nose. Black cherry on the palate with awesome cinnamon and baked berry medley pie. Still young, but killer merlot. Spring Mtn merlots (Pride, Keenan, Paloma) are the best in Napa in my opinion! Nice bottle @David Schoonover ! — 2 years ago

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@Al Shikoh : Totally agree!

@"Odedi" : It’s definitely young, but an hour plus decant opens it up enough to be really enjoyable now. Not ready for pop and pour.
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Thanks
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Big fan