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28 Ratings
Paloma Vineyards Merlot Spring Mountain District
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Paloma

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

PORTHOS INSIDER SCOOP: The owners of this tiny winery are old friends of PORTHOS. We've been tracking their wine for 7 years now and the 2005 if their BEST YET featuring bold fruit and an ultra smooth texture! Ever since Wine Spectator rated this wine a "Classic" 95 points" and awarded it �#1 Wine of the Year� Paloma has soured to the top of the highly-sought-after Collector �must have� list! Don�t miss this one-time-only chance to add a few bottles to your cellar. read more...PORTHOS INSIDER SCOOP: The owners of this tiny winery are old friends of PORTHOS. We've been tracking their wine for 7 years now and the 2005 if their BEST YET featuring bold fruit and an ultra smooth texture! Ever since Wine Spectator rated this wine a "Classic" 95 points" and awarded it �#1 Wine of the Year� Paloma has soured to the top of the highly-sought-after Collector �must have� list! Don�t miss this one-time-only chance to add a few bottles to your cellar. THE WINE INSIDERS �Classic 95� rating: �Dark and smoky, this velvety smooth wine has beautifully integrated flavors of bold ripe blueberry, black cherry, raisins and the trademark Paloma hint of cocoa on the finish. Reminiscent of the famed 2001 vintage, this new 2005 promises to age gracefully 5 - 7 years, peaking around 2012 in our estimate. 95 points� WINE SPECTATOR �OUTSTANDING 93� RATING: �Plush, ripe and elegant, with fragrant currant, caramel and olive aromas and supple, beautifully layered plum, cedar and loamy, toasty oak flavors that are wrapped around a dense, complex core. Drink now through 2015.� (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/03
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 150