Paloma has become synonymous with the Petrus of Napa Valley and I don’t say this lightly. Like Petrus, Paloma is a Merlot based wine and not a wine for whiners or wimps. This is big burly (yet elegant) wine! A Merlot for BIG red drinkers. Paloma and I got back 17 years! When I settled at my current retail location I made sure my cross street was PALOMA! This release is one for the ages!
Arguably this is one of the best wines my friends at Paloma have produced. This rivals their 2001 vintage (Wine of the Year!). The wine is incredibly well-balanced, and loaded with signature Spring Mountain flavors. The great news: wine is stunning, yet the price is still the same. The bad news: Production is way down, so you need to JUMP on this offering NOW as it will not be around for the holiday season! This full-bodied Merlot (with about 10% Cabernet Sauvignon), is also a Merlot for Cab lovers. The 2009 Paloma Merlot is opulent and flavorful! It unfolds with currant, spice and black berries on the nose that flow into an intense palate of more black fruit (cherry and plum). It finishes with firm but elegant tannins that last for a good 45 seconds! Very small production this vintage!