Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 6000 1986

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Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot To make a Merlot that could compete with the great Merlot-based wines of the r...

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Pops Wines & Spirits
Island Park, NY (230 mi)
USD 119.00
750ml
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Tight, tart and hard on the palate, a bit on the oaky side, but there is also good concentration of cassis and cedar aromas and flavors right throu... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/05/2011

Tight, tart and hard on the palate, a bit on the oaky side, but there is also good concentration of cassis and cedar aromas and flavors right through the finish. Dense and tightly packed, it needs until 1993-95 to shed the tannin and show what is has... Wine Spectator. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 1986 Duckhorn Merlot Three Palms Vineyard 750ml


Winemaker's Notes:

Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot To make a Merlot that could compete with the great Merlot-based wines of the right bank of Bordeaux, we began by sourcing fruit grown primarily in alluvial soils, those with high water drainage and little topsoil. This type of soil produces intense fruit that translates into aromatic and complex wines. Our Napa Valley Merlot is a blend of several individual vineyard lots. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and occasionally Petit Verdot make up the final blend. We keep each individual vineyard lot separate through the fermentation and barrel-aging process. After roughly 16 months in oak, the various lots are evaluated and blended, then put back in the barrel to marry for an additional two months. The bright fruit and forward nature of our Napa Valley Merlot pairs well with grilled meats and wild game, wild berry sauces, hearty pasta dishes and Pacific Northwest salmon. 82% Merlot 15% Cabernet Sauvignon 3% Cabernet Franc

Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot To make a Merlot that could compete with the great Merlot-based wines of the right bank of Bordeaux, we began by sourcing fruit grown primarily in alluvial soils, those with high water drainage and little topsoil. This type of soil produces intense fruit that translates into aromatic and complex wines. Our Napa Valley Merlot is a blend of several individual vineyard lots. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and occasionally Petit Verdot make up the final blend. We keep each individual vineyard lot separate through the fermentation and barrel-aging process. After roughly 16 months in oak, the various lots are evaluated and blended, then put back in the barrel to marry for an additional two months. The bright fruit and forward nature of our Napa Valley Merlot pairs well with grilled meats and wild game, wild berry sauces, hearty pasta dishes and Pacific Northwest salmon. 82% Merlot 15% Cabernet Sauvignon 3% Cabernet Franc

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