2009 Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot
Medium body. Not as structured, firm as I expected. Soft and approachable. A pleasant wine.
#wine #redwine #duckhorn #duckhornvineyards #napavalley #2009 #merlot #threepalmsvineyard #californiawine #california #agingpotential #ワイン #カリフォルニアワイン #赤ワイン #メルロー #ダックホーン #ダックホーンビンヤーズ #ナパバレー #ナパ #長期熟成 — a day ago
Rated this an 89 about a year and a half ago and my rating is unchanged today. Not my choice to open and sorta relied on the person who chose it to finish it off. Mushroom funk like the last time. Muted fruit. Some earthy characteristics but never came to life. Disjointed. Uninspiring. Disappointing as I quite like Keenan wines on a whole. — 2 days ago
Had the 2011 with pizza tonight. Loved the strong notes of plum/prune. The longer it airs, the better it gets. — a day ago
It’s #MerlotThursday! Here's a nice one from Napa Valley.
Dark ruby in color with a reddish/brick rim.
Fruity nose with blueberries, black plums, blackberries, light vegetables, black cherries, currants, oak, light vanilla, licorice, cedar, spices, earth, leather, chocolates, mocha, coffee, black pepper and pencil lead.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, leather, chocolates, vegetables, vinaigrette, licorice, spices, tobacco, diet cola, light bell pepper, herbs and black pepper.
Long finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This Napa Merlot is still drinking nicely, but it's on the way out.
Showing great complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
Good by itself and good with food. Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime.
Was better a year ago. Showing much more vegetables than last year, both on the nose and palate.
Very easy drinking, so watch out ...😃
I paired it with a few different soft and hard cheeses, but the Brie cheese really went well with all those green vegetables.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$15. — 17 days ago
Not a very strong nose, but some dark fruits and baking spices. Medium body, balanced acids and tannins that give a lingering spiciness while being smooth. — 3 days ago