"94 points. The Merlot is once again a blend of Estate Merlot and Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. The resulting wine is a big, world-class red wine capable of improving with bottle aging for 10 to 15 years... On the palate the wine has a big silky mouth feel, well balanced, with flavors of berries, fruit, cocoa, cassis, and spice, and a long spicy finish." - Brix26
The 2015 Paloma Merlot fills the glass with a dense, ruby colored offering that offers up notes of ripe red plums, currants, blackberries and a hint of menthol. In the mouth, this is a sumptuous effort, with a dense, even chewy mouthfeel that presents wave after wave of ripe fruit, and the omnipresent mocha, chocolate notes so consistent with Paloma's mountain fruit. The finish is simply sublime. Drinking beautifully upon release, this 2015 Merlot possesses the structure and backbone to offer years of continued, evolving enjoyment.
``...a big, world-class red wine capable of improving with bottle aging for 10 to 15 years. 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 a long spicy finish.`` - Brix26
“93 points.This wine exhibits plenty of plum, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, mocha and coffee bean in a lush, delicious and opulently textured style. It is drinking beautifully already and will continue to evolve for another decade or more.” - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate