2015 THREE PALMS VINEYARD
NAPA VALLEY MERLOT
When we offered Duckhorn’s 2014 Three Palms Merlot last October we asked the question, where do you go after being the reference standard in your field for nearly four decades… Predicting Duckhorn would elevate their game to an even higher level, after earning their highest score ever from the Wine Spectator, they went on to become the #1 Wine in the World on the 2017 Wine Spectator Top 100 list. Over the last 40 years, Duckhorn has become an inspirational icon for mastering Bordeaux varietals, and particularly Merlot in Napa Valley. I can think of no other wine brand that defines iconic for a single varietal than Duckhorn does for Merlot…
A classic expression of Napa Valley Merlot, the 2015 conquers your senses with mineral laced blackberry, unsweetened chocolate-raspberry souffle, graphite, cassis and dried rose petals. Arising from another monumental vintage in Napa Valley, the 2015 blossoms after developing for 18 months in oak barrels then 12 months in the bottle before release… Marked by the wine‘s signature dense core and beautiful satin texture, the 2015 unwinds with intensely flavored black fruits, holiday spices, plum, cassis and vanilla. I strongly recommend securing a case of this celebrated California Merlot.
2015 THREE PALMS
NAPA VALLEY MERLOT
Retails at: $98.00/btl
Your Price: $94.99/btl
Winery Notes: “Reflecting what can be achieved from a legendary vineyard in an exceptional growing season, this wine displays captivating aromas of fresh cranberry, blueberry, fig, cedar and cocoa nibs. On the dense, mouth-filling palate, sophisticated notes of wet slate minerality add poise and definition to flavors of plum, molasses, cherry and crushed rose petals. Silky tannins carry the wine to a beautifully structured finish with hints of moist earth, cranberry and bittersweet chocolate.”
Merlot 91% | Cabernet Sauvignon 7% | Petit Verdot 1.5% | Cabernet Franc .5%
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Your Price: $56.99/btl
An iconic Spring Mountain Merlot, and one that exudes a greatness that is etched in history. Paloma made a pivotal statement in 2003, when their ’01 Merlot ranked as the #1 wine in the world on the Wine Spectator Top 100. This remains the only Domestic Merlot in history to clinch the number 1 spot.
Retails at: $54.00/btl
Your Price: $44.99/btl
Winery Notes: “…Intense aromas of ripe cherry, plum and black fig rise from the glass, underscored by hints of leather and cedar. On the palate, it is lush and supple, with bright acidity and velvety tannins supporting layers of raspberry and black cherry, as well as hints of coffee and chocolate that carry through on the long finish.”