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2008 Paloma - Merlot Merlot - USA - California - Napa - Spring Mountain District - Red

USA - California - Napa - Spring Mountain District

Red Merlot
Producer Notes

Paloma Vineyard is located five miles west 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 at about the turn of the century. Proprietors Barbara and Jim Richards still find old redwood grape stakes and even a few old zinfandel vines that survive under the large Douglas fir trees that surround their home on... More »

Score
92
Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2018 VF: 2010-2018
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Author flwine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.175%
Tasted On 08/07/2014
Drink Dates 2010-2018
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Author Southbound Union
Site / Blog www.myspace.com/southboundunion  Trust Rating 92.876%
Tasted On 11/15/2013
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Author alshoh01
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 89.655%
Tasted On 02/10/2013
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