Paloma

Napa Valley Merlot

9.318 ratings
9.33 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
Tracy Hall

Off bottle. 2 of us thought TCA was very slight but there.

Off bottle. 2 of us thought TCA was very slight but there.

May 6th, 2018
Desiree Werner

2012-awesome

2012-awesome

Oct 14th, 2019
Mark Flesher

Gooseberry, bramble, violets, hint of sage. This is a full-bodied Merlot. However, the middle picks up a cola note but doesn't really go to a chocolate like the 2010 and 2012 had more of a tendency to do. This one really did not have a ton of acidity nor did it really have a ton of tannin to resolve. There was definitely enough tartrate in the bottle though! I really look for this one to continue aging quite nicely for another 10 to 15 years. But oh man, this one is drinking pretty darn nice right now.

Gooseberry, bramble, violets, hint of sage. This is a full-bodied Merlot. However, the middle picks up a cola note but doesn't really go to a chocolate like the 2010 and 2012 had more of a tendency to do. This one really did not have a ton of acidity nor did it really have a ton of tannin to resolve. There was definitely enough tartrate in the bottle though! I really look for this one to continue aging quite nicely for another 10 to 15 years. But oh man, this one is drinking pretty darn nice right now.

Oct 18th, 2018
Mark Flesher

Pours just as dark and violet-tingled as all of the other Paloma merlots I've had the luck to open. However, this wine from the nose and from the entry has a lot of cherry cola notes going on. Less chocolate than the 2010 had, but the density of this wine is unmistakably present. I am really impressed by the mature quality of this merlot on the front given its youth. Soft front and middle, acidity really starts to peak more on the finish. Wine really softens with some fatty and salty foods. Has 10 years left quite easily.

Pours just as dark and violet-tingled as all of the other Paloma merlots I've had the luck to open. However, this wine from the nose and from the entry has a lot of cherry cola notes going on. Less chocolate than the 2010 had, but the density of this wine is unmistakably present. I am really impressed by the mature quality of this merlot on the front given its youth. Soft front and middle, acidity really starts to peak more on the finish. Wine really softens with some fatty and salty foods. Has 10 years left quite easily.

Sep 1st, 2018
George Yasutake

Fabulous b/c I normally don’t open this wine for another 2-3 years.

Fabulous b/c I normally don’t open this wine for another 2-3 years.

May 31st, 2018
Robert Henalt

Berries. Ready now

Berries. Ready now

May 26th, 2018
Janice in Livermore

Monday night at Wente. This wine is very enjoyable!

Monday night at Wente. This wine is very enjoyable!

Apr 4th, 2017
John Berghoff

John had this 10 months ago

John had this 10 months ago

Mar 11th, 2020
Drew Dodson

Drew had this 3 years ago

Drew had this 3 years ago

Oct 13th, 2017
Matthew Denny

Matthew had this 4 years ago

Matthew had this 4 years ago

Apr 17th, 2017