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Paloma Spring Mountain Merlot 2009

Merlot from Napa Valley, California
  • WS 93
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Winemaker Notes

A big, world-class red wine capable of improving with bottle aging for 10 to 15 years in most vintages. Although this wine varies with the vintage, all vintages have a consistent thread of complex aromas of black berry fruits, black stone fruits, chocolate, tobacco, spice and floral notes with a mineral overtone. On the palate the wine has a big silky mouth feel, well balanced, with flavors of berries, fruit, cocoa, cassis, and spice, and... View More

Critical Acclaim

WS 93
Wine Spectator

Sleek and richly structured, with aromas of red currant and loamy black olive leading to plush, complex flavors of ripe plum, mocha and toasty oak. Drink now through 2016.

Paloma, Napa Valley, California
The property is located five miles northwest of St. Helena at the top of Spring Mountain. In the last half of the 19th century it was a vineyard, but was allowed to return to forest around the turn of the century. We still find old redwood grape stakes and even a few old zinfandel vines that survive under the large Douglas fir trees that surround our home. One vine near the house produces one or... View More