Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Calistoga|
# 15 - TOP 100 WINE SPECTATOR 2020
Once again, the famed Three Palms Vineyard has yielded a fascinating and full-bodied Merlot. Luxurious aromas of black cherry, plum, raspberry, cedar, and wet slate rise from the glass where they mingle with hints of chocolate and sweet baking spices. On the palate, dusty tannins add nuance and sophistication to a round, fleshy texture, with flavors of black and red fruit, fig, and iron-rich earthy notes drawing the wine to a long, resonant finish.
Powerful, rich, and complex, with a refined mix of currant, dark cherry, and plum tart flavors backed by suave, medium-grained tannins. Well-defined slate and loamy notes stretch out nicely on the finish, with black olive hints. Drink now through 2027. 4,678 cases made.