Duckhorn Vineyards Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 2014, Napa Valley, USA

Duckhorn’s Three Palms Vineyard Merlot is one of the most sought-after wines especially after awarded number one in the Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2017. A huge Merlot from the Napa Valley. One of California’s first single-vineyard Merlots, this full-bodied wine reflects Three Palms’ unique terroir and has been a consistent benchmark for New World Merlot. 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 classic expression of Three Palms Vineyard Merlot displays beautiful layers of dense dark red fruit, cedar, graphite and cream, as well as hints of wet river rock. Pure and polished on the palate, the rich flavours are underscored by firm, structured tannins and subtle sweet oak that will ensure that this stunning Merlot ages wonderfully for years to come.

Drink now - 2023

Details

Type: Red Style: Rich and intense Appellation: Three Palms, Napa Valley Region: California Country: USA Alcohol Content: 14,5% Grape: 86% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot Vintage: 2014 Allergens: Contains Sulfite Content: 750ml

(€210,67 / liter)


REVIEWS AND AWARDS

Number 1 in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2017
95 Points, Wine Spectator
A powerful red, with concentrated flavors of red plum, cherry and boysenberry that are layered with plenty of rich spice and mineral accents. Touches of slate and cardamom make for a complex finish. Drink now through 2023. 3,170 cases made.