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Duckhorn Merlot Three Palms Vyd. Napa Valley Premier 5 2013

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Magnum, 1.5Liter Probably the most famous and celebrated Merlot that Napa Valley produces, Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard is a true testament to the quality and character that Merlot can achieve in this ideal microclimate. Named for its three iconic palm trees, the warm, up valley vineyard features lean soils that cause the vines to send their roots deep in search of nutrients, producing an intense, age-worthy wine with complex fruit and mineral layers. This 2013 is 89% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot aged in 100% French oak barrels 75% new for 18 Months. From the outstanding 2013 vintage, Wine Review Online scored this Three Palms Merlot 98 points saying "Just when you think that Duckhorn can't get any better, this vintage of their flagship wine comes along. Depth, complexity, weight, elegance, unabashed varietal character, age-worthy structure -- it's all here in what could be the best Three Palms ever. Rich cherry, menthol, tea, cassis, earth and spice aromas and flavors are so enticing now that you'll have a hard time cellaring some. I like to hide wines like this under a bunch of heavy stuff that make it difficult to reach so that some survives into full maturity. Maybe that's a sign of my lack of maturity, but there you go. Stunning Merlot! Contains 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot."

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Duckhorn Vineyards:
Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent a quarter century establishing itself as one of North America's premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.

External Reviews for Duckhorn Merlot Three Palms Vyd. Napa Valley Premier 5

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Source: WineExpress.com
02/13/2017

Magnum, 1.5Liter Probably the most famous and celebrated Merlot that Napa Valley produces, Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard is a true testament to the quality and character that Merlot can achieve in this ideal microclimate. Named for its three iconic palm trees, the warm, up valley vineyard features lean soils that cause the vines to send their roots deep in search of nutrients, producing an intense, age-worthy wine with complex fruit and mineral layers. This 2013 is 89% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot aged in 100% French oak barrels 75% new for 18 Months. From the outstanding 2013 vintage, Wine Review Online scored this Three Palms Merlot 98 points saying "Just when you think that Duckhorn can't get any better, this vintage of their flagship wine comes along. Depth, complexity, weight, elegance, unabashed varietal character, age-worthy structure -- it's all here in what could be the best Three Palms ever. Rich cherry, menthol, tea, cassis, earth and spice aromas and flavors are so enticing now that you'll have a hard time cellaring some. I like to hide wines like this under a bunch of heavy stuff that make it difficult to reach so that some survives into full maturity. Maybe that's a sign of my lack of maturity, but there you go. Stunning Merlot! Contains 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot."



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