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The Hummingbirds of Paloma Vineyard: A Unique Tasting Experience

The Hummingbirds of Paloma Vineyard: A Unique Tasting Experience

Sipping Wine with Hummingbirds is a Scenic View  At Paloma Vineyard, most people know us for our award-winning wines and breathtaking scenic views from Spring Mountain’s peak. But one thing that sets us apart from other wineries is our hummingbird population. With...

Sipping Easy: Exploring Food Pairings for Smooth Merlot

Sipping Easy: Exploring Food Pairings for Smooth Merlot

Merlot has been a popular grape for over 200 years. Why, you ask? Because it's remarkably smooth for a red wine. But what do we mean by smooth merlot? It's about the level of acidity. The smoothest wine has a texture akin to milk, while the most acidic can feel as...

Laura’s Tasting Notes: The 2003 Paloma Merlot

Laura’s Tasting Notes: The 2003 Paloma Merlot

This light brick colored wine shines as a slightly transparent red. For those that love older wines, this vintage, still has flavors to express. This vintage is 85% Merlot & 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromatics off the glass are blue raspberry, dried ripe raspberry,...

The “proper” way to taste wine

The “proper” way to taste wine

First and foremost, the proper way to taste wine is to enjoy it! If you’re not enjoying it, you might be doing it wrong... One of many reasons to enjoy wine is its unique complexity. It allows its drinker to reflectively consume, as opposed to consuming just for the...

Stuart’s Letter

Stuart’s Letter

Being a vintner is a never ending process. Often it is exhausting, and at times, overwhelming. When these moments creep up on you, it is so important to stop and reflect on your why. We chose this lifestyle and more often than not, it is fun. There is nothing exactly...

Laura’s Tasting Notes: The 2018 Paloma Merlot

Laura’s Tasting Notes: The 2018 Paloma Merlot

On the nose, this wine approaches with a soft, round, plushness of ripe summer berry fruits and a hint of savory sage. In the mouth, the wine sits silky with a presence of savoriness; it is extremely approachable upfront. This is very typical of Paloma wines thanks to...

Laura’s Tasting Notes: The 2019 Paloma Merlot

Laura’s Tasting Notes: The 2019 Paloma Merlot

Paloma's 2019 Merlot opens with cranberry and rich cassis followed up with a slightly dry mocha aromatic. This wine unfolds like a flower as you taste. It lands in the mouth with small strings of tannin and carries itself on a cool floral body. Its weight is just...

Laura’s Tasting Notes: The 2016 Paloma Merlot

Laura’s Tasting Notes: The 2016 Paloma Merlot

On first inhale plum, cherry, and sage waft into the nose. The wine is a beautiful Christmas cranberry color with a tint of purple. After letting the wine breathe for a few minutes the soft round notes of cranberry jam with subtle star anise identify themselves. As...