Paloma

Napa Valley Merlot

9.219 ratings
9.43 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Carl Fischer

Always a great merlot and despite being slightly more restrained from their norm, this particular vintage is one of my favorites. Bright and light, big flavors of cherries and raspberries, some Oak and a really nice minerality that I haven’t noticed in prior vintages.

Always a great merlot and despite being slightly more restrained from their norm, this particular vintage is one of my favorites. Bright and light, big flavors of cherries and raspberries, some Oak and a really nice minerality that I haven’t noticed in prior vintages.

Oct 9th, 2017
Shay A
9.4

Easily one of the best merlots coming out of Napa. Interestingly enough, I think the ‘11 vintage probably benefitted this wine as it has gorgeous restraint. Black cherry, cassis, little bit of blueberry, toasted oak. Needed almost 2hrs in the decanter to really strut its stuff.

Easily one of the best merlots coming out of Napa. Interestingly enough, I think the ‘11 vintage probably benefitted this wine as it has gorgeous restraint. Black cherry, cassis, little bit of blueberry, toasted oak. Needed almost 2hrs in the decanter to really strut its stuff.

1 person found it helpfulJan 6th, 2018
Christopher Matthews

Fab Spring mountain merlot from one of the most memorable tasting experiences I've had

Fab Spring mountain merlot from one of the most memorable tasting experiences I've had

1 person found it helpfulJan 4th, 2016
Bruce Baldinger

A merlot? Great.

A merlot? Great.

1 person found it helpfulAug 5th, 2015
Amy Yan

Had it with braised goat. Good wine but not worth $70.

Had it with braised goat. Good wine but not worth $70.

1 person found it helpfulJul 11th, 2015
Morgan Diamant

Bright, Cherry, raspberry, hint of oak, should probably ideally go another 3-5 years before opening. Well balanced, and lighter-bodied than expecting. Really surprised to see 14.8% ABV

Bright, Cherry, raspberry, hint of oak, should probably ideally go another 3-5 years before opening. Well balanced, and lighter-bodied than expecting. Really surprised to see 14.8% ABV

Jun 10th, 2017
Troy Givens

One of my favorite Merlots!

One of my favorite Merlots!

Feb 3rd, 2017
Drew Dodson

Drew had this 5 years ago

Drew had this 5 years ago

May 24th, 2016
Ryan Flock

Ryan had this 5 years ago

Ryan had this 5 years ago

Oct 23rd, 2015
Joe Roth

Joe had this 2 years ago

Joe had this 2 years ago

Jun 4th, 2019