Paloma Napa Valley Merlot 2008

Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

This was my bottle, and it was opened alongside a ‘15 for comparison sake. Aromatics were similar to the ‘15 (red and black fruit) but less candied. More dirty, but not off putting. However, the finish on this was very unique...it turned very umami/earthy/herbal. Maybe an odd phase as it wakes up? Structure was still very solid (as expected for mountain fruit) so this may hold a while... Almost two hours later: Better with air. Became more dark chocolate covered. Wow. The savory notes have faded and it’s showing a more rich and dark cocoa type finish. Very enjoyable.

This was my bottle, and it was opened alongside a ‘15 for comparison sake. Aromatics were similar to the ‘15 (red and black fruit) but less candied. More dirty, but not off putting. However, the finish on this was very unique...it turned very umami/earthy/herbal. Maybe an odd phase as it wakes up? Structure was still very solid (as expected for mountain fruit) so this may hold a while... Almost two hours later: Better with air. Became more dark chocolate covered. Wow. The savory notes have faded and it’s showing a more rich and dark cocoa type finish. Very enjoyable.

9.3

Mark Sapienza

Excellent

Excellent

9.5

Richard Rynda

Not a typical merol

Not a typical merol

8.7

Mike Stanford

Bought this case if '08 Merlot from a visit out there in '11. RIP Barbara...

Bought this case if '08 Merlot from a visit out there in '11. RIP Barbara...

9.4

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