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2013 Merlot

2013 Merlot

“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

“With its amazing aromatic depth and chiseled focus, this bottling joins 2001, 2007 and 2012 in the pantheon of truly great Paloma Merlots. The nose is a dense perfume of mulberry, blackberry, black currant, blueberry, Asian plum sauce, bitter chocolate-covered dark cherry, espresso bean, licorice root, black truffle, humidor-spice, graphite, charcoal, mace and lavender scents. Each of these elements is expressed on the mid-palate, counter-pointing firm “Cabernet-like” tannins and classic mountain structure to create a lean yet almost sinewy mouth-feel. The finish is a tightly-wound but lingering cascade of dark berry, black fig, black licorice, tobacco, charcoal, graphite, truffle, star anise, cedar, sandalwood and foresty-spice, with gentler suggestions of lavender and toasted Marcona almond. If it's five to twelve years from its full maturity, it is a fascinating beauty already.” – Don Gillette, Napa Valley Wine Exchange, San Francisco

The 2013 is a blend of Merlot (85%) with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon (15%). It is fermented and then aged in French oak—33% new—for 18 months before being bottled in the Spring, then bottle-aged for an additional 18 months before release.

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SKU: PVME1375
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Spring Mountain
Alcohol %
14.8

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Dawn
(Nov 29, 2021 at 6:49 AM)
The full flavor followed by a delicious tannin - this wine is my absolute favorite. Does not disappoint!

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John
(Oct 11, 2022 at 4:15 PM)
I have purchased close to 2 cases of this wine over the years. Had one over the weekend and as usual, it is a stunning merlot in its prime drinking window with a minimum of 5 years of prime drinking ahead. It is a masterful merlot that has more power than most napa merlots, but still merlot finesse and soft tannins. Incredible complexity in the nose and mouth. Can't believe it is still available.

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