Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 2003

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Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 2003

SKU 1852


This well-structured wine is smooth and full-bodied with a silky texture, balanced acids and ample age-worthy tannins. The aroma exudes bountiful layers of strawberry, raspberry and cherry, accented by black olive, almond, and spice. On the palate, the flavors mirror the lush and layered bouquet with abundant red fruit notes (noticeably strawberry and cherry), complemented by cedar and oak.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Duckhorn
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastHere's a wonderfully rich, rewarding Merlot. It's as soft and creamy as melted chocolate mixed with blackcurrant jam and a sprinkle of creme de cassis, with a rich sprinkling of oaky vanilla, but fortunately, it has the acidic backbone needed for structure. This is a sexy wine.

Steve Heimoff, December 1, 2006
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Wine SpectatorFirm and structured, with a mix of ripe currant, cedary oak, herb, anise and spice notes. The tannins are tight, compact and drying on the finish. Drink now through 2009. 24,500 cases made.

James Laube, February 28, 2006