Wine Spectator | Rating: 89Densely structured, mixing deep fruit with mineral-tinged tannins. Aromas of currant and olive lead to firm flavors of bitter chocolate, cedar and herb. Hands off for now. Best from 2017 through 2022. 2,895 cases made.Author: Tim Fish
Self | Rating:Drink Dates: 2015-2025Author: flwine
The purchase of this raw land was the beginning of an odyssey that is ongoing and ever changing, but with one goal - to grow the best grapes possible and to make wines that reflects the terroir of our vineyard.
The elevation of Paloma Vineyard is 2060 feet above sea level at the bottom of the property and 2240 at the top, exposure is generally east with many variations, and the soils are derived from the Sonoma volcanics and from Franciscan sandstone. Total acreage is 20 acres with 15 acres planted.
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 56 bottles owned
- 12 collectors