*2014 Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot
Duckhorn Vineyards Three Palms Vineyard Merlot, Napa Valley, USA 2014
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 flavors are underscored by firm, structured tannins and subtle sweet oak that will ensure that this stunning Merlot ages wonderfully for years to come.
Composition: 86% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot; Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 75% New Oak, 25% Neutral
Since our inaugural vintage in 1978, Duckhorn Vineyards has been proud to craft a vineyard-designate bottling from Three Palms. 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.