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Paloma Milestones: 2012

We finally got back to normal growing weather in 2012. Many have proclaimed it the vintage of the deca­de, even though we are only three years into the decade. In October, we got some fantastic news about our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. It received an honorary mention...
Paloma Milestones: 2010-2011

Paloma Milestones: 2010-2011

2010 was the first of two challenging years for farming and winemaking. It was unusually cool, which made getting the fruit as ripe as we like particularly difficult. The 2011 vintage was even more challenging; after a second cool season, starting in September, it...
Paloma Milestones: 2007-2009

Paloma Milestones: 2007-2009

For the third time in 6 years, the Paloma Merlot made the Wine Spectator’s Top 100. Out of over 18,000 wines tasted in 2008, the 2006 vintage placed 65th. Aside from the usual farming and winemaking challenges that we face every year, Jim was diagnosed with...
Paloma Milestones: 2004

Paloma Milestones: 2004

The Wine Spectator placed our wine in the top 100 again; the 2002 Paloma Merlot was 54th of over 12,000 wines tasted this year. Another exceptional honor! This year, the Merlot blooms suffered severe damage from “shatter”, which resulted in half the normal crop....
Paloma Milestones: 2003

Paloma Milestones: 2003

Our son Sheldon, who had been living in Canada for 35 years, joined our business in August, just in time for harvest. Fortunately, he was here when The Wine Spectator magazine named our 2001 Paloma Merlot their “Wine of the Year” for 2003. We were pleased...