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Peaks and Valleys for California Merlot

2001 isn't the outstanding vintage many expected, but some exciting wines were made
Tim Fish
Issue: October 15, 2004

Expectations for the 2001 California Merlots were high, especially after the top of the class was named Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year for 2003. The Paloma Spring Mountain District 2001 ($45) scored 95 points on our 100-point scale and ranks as the highest-rated California Merlot to date.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 15, 2004.

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