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Paloma Merlot Spring Mountain District 2006

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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.�

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Paloma Vineyard:
In the late 1970s, we started to visit the Napa Valley frequently and fell in love with the area and its people. We have always had an interest in wine, both in its making and its consumption, and in food and gardening. In 1980, we were living in Midland, Texas, and began thinking about a second home; we decided to start looking for a small property in the Napa Valley were we could build a home... Read more
In the late 1970s, we started to visit the Napa Valley frequently and fell in love with the area and its people. We have always had an interest in wine, both in its making and its consumption, and in food and gardening. In 1980, we were living in Midland, Texas, and began thinking about a second home; we decided to start looking for a small property in the Napa Valley were we could build a home and plant a small vineyard. This dream was realized in 1983 when a friend of ours, Dan Duckhorn, called and told us about the property we now call Paloma Vineyard. Read less

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10/29/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Paloma Merlot Spring Mountain District

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/05/2009

Limited production Merlot produced at an elevation of 2200 feet at the top of Spring Mountain. This is a Merlot that can age. Full of black plums, chocolate notes, and spice, this wine fills your mouth with velvet tannins.


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Source: Morrell & Company
11/08/2008

Supple yet focused, with plum and nutty spice aromas and well-structured currant, cedar and mineral flavors. The tannins are ripe, but need time to flesh out. Best from 2009 through 2012.



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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.�

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