' Paloma Vineyard - 2000 Reviews

2000 Reviews

REVIEWS - 2000 Wines

Robert M. Parker, Jr.’s The WINE ADVOCATE
Closing Date: 8-31-02
Issue 142
Other Recommended New and Future Releases –California
PALOMA 2000 MERLOT, NAPA, ($45.00) Red 87
Much lighter than recent examples from this high quality winery run by Proprietor Jim Richards, the 2000 possesses a deep ruby color in addition to a sweet nose of black cherries, currants, cola and smoke. Lush, round, and charming, but superficial, it will drink well for 4-5 years. Tel. (707) 963-7504 P.S. In issue #141, the price doe the 1999 Merlot was mistakenly shown as $75, rather than $45.


Wine: 2000 Paloma Merlot Spring Mountain District
May 1, 2003
Rating: 91
Price: $45
Comes together nicely, drawing from a rich, supple core of earthy currant and blackberry flavors, firm rich mineral and chewy tannins, all well-focused. A bit raw and gritty now, short-term cellaring or decanting is a good bet. Best from 2004 through 20011. J.L.