Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley Estate Grown 1996

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77% Merlot 23% Cabernet Franc Three Palms Vineyard Merlot In the late 1800s, the land that is now home to the Three...

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St Helena Wine Centre
St Helena, CA (2,500 mi)
USD 215.00
750ml
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Dark red-ruby. Aromas of cassis, minerals, black pepper, tobacco and leather; not for the brett-averse. Very rich, supple and layered; cleaner in t... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/23/2011

Dark red-ruby. Aromas of cassis, minerals, black pepper, tobacco and leather; not for the brett-averse. Very rich, supple and layered; cleaner in the mouth than on the nose. Has the texture and restrained sweetness of a Bordeaux. Finishes with a very... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1996 Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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77% Merlot 23% Cabernet Franc Three Palms Vineyard Merlot In the late 1800s, the land that is now home to the Three Palms Vineyard was a residence for famed San Francisco socialite Lillie Hitchcock Coit. She left her mark on San Francisco in the form of Coit Tower. She left her mark on the Napa Valley in the form of three lone palm trees, which were all that remained from her estate after the house fell into disuse and ruin. The 83-acre vineyard is located on the northeast side of the Napa Valley in an alluvial fan created by the outwash of Selby Creek where it spills out of Dutch Henry Canyon. The site is covered with volcanic stones washed down over the centuries from the canyon. The soil is rocky and well drained, causing the vines to send their roots far, wide, and deep to find the necessary nutrients and water. The stones aid the vineyard, absorbing the sun's heat during the day and radiating the heat during the night to protect the vines during frost season and help ripen the fruit. Except for a few vintages, we have produced a Three Palms Merlot since the inaugural 1978 vintage.

77% Merlot 23% Cabernet Franc Three Palms Vineyard Merlot In the late 1800s, the land that is now home to the Three Palms Vineyard was a residence for famed San Francisco socialite Lillie Hitchcock Coit. She left her mark on San Francisco in the form of Coit Tower. She left her mark on the Napa Valley in the form of three lone palm trees, which were all that remained from her estate after the house fell into disuse and ruin. The 83-acre vineyard is located on the northeast side of the Napa Valley in an alluvial fan created by the outwash of Selby Creek where it spills out of Dutch Henry Canyon. The site is covered with volcanic stones washed down over the centuries from the canyon. The soil is rocky and well drained, causing the vines to send their roots far, wide, and deep to find the necessary nutrients and water. The stones aid the vineyard, absorbing the sun's heat during the day and radiating the heat during the night to protect the vines during frost season and help ripen the fruit. Except for a few vintages, we have produced a Three Palms Merlot since the inaugural 1978 vintage.

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