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2016 DUCKHORN “THREE PALMS VINEYARD” MERLOT

$110.00 $99.99

Duckhorn’s new 2016 Three Palms Merlot literally gave me chills of excitement when I tasted it, which continued all the way through the penetrating, lengthy finish.  The 2016 has even greater intensity and opulence than the 2014 which ranked as the #1 Wine in the World on the 2017 Wine Spectator Top 100 list, making it one of only two California Merlots ever to earn the coveted spot.  The powerfully seductive fruit and finely grained tannins are woven throughout and highlight that it’s irresistible now, but it has all  the characteristics it needs to cellar for two decades.  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…

Perfectly embodying new world intensity along with traditional backbone, the 2016 Three Palms absolutely conquers your senses with intense crushed black-raspberry, graphite, cocoa dusted blackberries and potpourri.  The 2016 is remarkably poised with a dominant presence on the palate that expands throughout the finish. I strongly recommend securing a case of this celebrated California Merlot.

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Description

CaliHiWines Three Palms Vineyard Merlot2016 DUCKHORN “THREE PALMS VINEYARD” MERLOT

Winery Tasting Notes: Once again, the revered Three Palms Vineyard has yielded a benchmark expression of New World Merlot, with a complex, age-worthy structure, silken tannins, and radiant fruit. On the nose, aromas of huckleberry, plum, Bing cherry, cinnamon and rose petals are underscored by hints of cocoa and sweet French oak. As it evolves in the glass, flavors of cardamom, cranberry, blueberry and figs are revealed, as well as elements of earthy minerality that add drama to the long, complex finish.

Recommended Pairings: Mushrooms, Grilled Lamb or Beef, Aged Cheddar, Rosemary

2016 DUCKHORN VINEYARDS
NAPA VALLEY MERLOT
THREE PALMS VINEYARD
Retails at:  $110.00/btl
Your Price:  $99.99/btl

Varietal Content
93% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Malbec

Harvest Information

Appellation: Calistoga, Napa Valley
Harvest Dates: September 5 – September 30
Average Sugar at Harvest: 26.8° Brix

Cooperage

100% French oak
Barrel Aging: 16 months
75% new, 25% neutral

Production and Technical Data

Alcohol: 14.5%
0.53 g/100 ml titratable acidity
10-12 days fermentation at 82°F
pH: 3.77

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