Duckhorn Vineyards

Three Palms Vineyard Merlot

9.310 ratings
9.41 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2016 Duckhorn ‘Three Palms Vineyard’ is another stellar release by the talented Renee Ary. Aged in 100% new French oak for eighteen months, the Merlot has 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Malbec blended in. The nose exudes class with ripe chocolate covered bing cherry and shades of sweet pipe tobacco that mingle with the dusty terroir tones on the nose. The palate is plush, giving an err of decadence. The silky mouthfeel really gives a feel of opulence. Black Forest cake and dark licorice flavors collide with the dusty minerals and cigar box flavors. Simply outstanding in its youth following a one hour decant, this stunning Merlot will cellar well for decades. Drink 2020-2040- 94

The 2016 Duckhorn ‘Three Palms Vineyard’ is another stellar release by the talented Renee Ary. Aged in 100% new French oak for eighteen months, the Merlot has 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Malbec blended in. The nose exudes class with ripe chocolate covered bing cherry and shades of sweet pipe tobacco that mingle with the dusty terroir tones on the nose. The palate is plush, giving an err of decadence. The silky mouthfeel really gives a feel of opulence. Black Forest cake and dark licorice flavors collide with the dusty minerals and cigar box flavors. Simply outstanding in its youth following a one hour decant, this stunning Merlot will cellar well for decades. Drink 2020-2040- 94

Sep 13th, 2019
Eric King

Excellent very fruity bold taste

Excellent very fruity bold taste

Nov 16th, 2019
Tom Garland

Happy Halloween! A one hour decant. A striking dark purple color. On the nose: dark cherry, floral, plum, graphite, and vanilla. Taste: plum, strawberry, minerals, a peppery mocha finish with some slightly bitter dry tannins and medium acidity...might need a little time.

Happy Halloween! A one hour decant. A striking dark purple color. On the nose: dark cherry, floral, plum, graphite, and vanilla. Taste: plum, strawberry, minerals, a peppery mocha finish with some slightly bitter dry tannins and medium acidity...might need a little time.

Nov 1st, 2019
Michael Szarowicz

Heavy minerality. Not as deep or dark as I wanted. Not the best Duckhorn I’ve had.

Heavy minerality. Not as deep or dark as I wanted. Not the best Duckhorn I’ve had.

Oct 27th, 2019
Adriana Fabbro

Iconic and much lauded wine with lots going for it. Enjoyable, but probably a vintage or more too young and/or concentrated/opulent for my tastes so didn’t quite live up to the hype today. More classic Merlot plum character than the Atlas Peak with some of the black fruit notes I’d expect from a Cab. Purpley and plush. Baking spices galore.

Iconic and much lauded wine with lots going for it. Enjoyable, but probably a vintage or more too young and/or concentrated/opulent for my tastes so didn’t quite live up to the hype today. More classic Merlot plum character than the Atlas Peak with some of the black fruit notes I’d expect from a Cab. Purpley and plush. Baking spices galore.

Oct 25th, 2019
Andre Lopresti

Tough to be patient!

Tough to be patient!

Sep 1st, 2019
Brian Koffman

Bright as ever. Memorable meal.

Bright as ever. Memorable meal.

Aug 5th, 2019
AEL
9.1

A classic and a sentimental favorite. This year seems slightly lighter in nose and texture. Cinnamon, lemon, coffee, a spice I can't name on the nose. Thick but lively on the palate. Benefited from breathing. Not that structured, but that's merlot. In FL, to my dad's memory.

A classic and a sentimental favorite. This year seems slightly lighter in nose and texture. Cinnamon, lemon, coffee, a spice I can't name on the nose. Thick but lively on the palate. Benefited from breathing. Not that structured, but that's merlot. In FL, to my dad's memory.

May 18th, 2019
Simon Czamanski S.

Simon had this 4 months ago

Simon had this 4 months ago

Jul 25th, 2019
Fernando Suarez

Fernando had this 6 months ago

Fernando had this 6 months ago

May 18th, 2019