Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 2003
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Here'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.
Firm 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.