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About Paloma Vineyard
Jim and Barbara Richards began crafting superb Napa Valley Merlot in 1983. Although Jim has since passed, the Richards still have a rabid following among those who prize sweetness of fruit, creamy texture and plenty of spicy oak. Sheldon, Jim’s son, now works alongside his mom in the vines and in the cellar, carrying on the work, and good reputation of his dad’s vineyard.
91 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2004
($45) Deep ruby-red. Captivating nose combines black fruits, violet, brown spices, chocolate and earth. Sweet and creamy but not heavy; a near-confectionery, milk-chocolatey wine with a texture like liquid silk. Finishes sweet and lush, with very ripe tannins and a whiplash of dark berries and milk chocolate. Very sexy merlot.
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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