||RP94 - A magnificent Merlot, with gorgeous fruit that's ripe, rich and distinctive. The bounty of complex flavors includes enticing black cherry, currant, blackberry and spice, with a smooth chocolaty aftertaste. Drink now through 2012. 2,510 cases made. WS A spectacular Merlot from proprietor Jim Richards Paloma's full-bodied 2001 offers up a gorgeous display of black currant and mocha-infused fruit that cuts a large swath across the palate. Unctuously textured with no hard edges gorgeous aromatics and loads of flavor it will provide immense enjoyment over the next 7-8 years.