With great structure, depth and concentration, our 2006 Three Palms Vineyard Merlot tells the story of an unusual vineyard in Napa Valley. The wine's intense, ripe black cherry aromas and expansive flavors slowly unfold to reveal complex notes of mineral, mocha, spice, rose and toasty oak. This beautifully balanced expression of Merlot comes from vines that struggle in rocky, volcanic soils along the eastern flank of Napa Valley. Winemaker Michael Westrick attributes the wine's distinctive mineral character and remarkable weight on the palate to the vineyard's unique terroir. Structured with tannins that combine power with suppleness, this wine delivers luscious, complex flavors now, yet promises cellar-worthiness.
Smooth & Supple
This wine was easily one of the best wines I have had in the past few years. It was as full bodies as a cabernet, or Bordeaux blend, but smooth. I could drink this every day. Elegant, well devleoped fruit, integrated tannins are smooth.
I had a bottle of 2004 Merlot with steak at my birthday dinner 8/23/12, and it was exquisite! I'm not experienced enough yet to describe why things taste good -- either my tastebuds like them or they don't. I generally lean more towards the smooth and supple merlots, but found this bold wine excellent. My husband is not a wine drinker and even he enjoyed this wine.
Simply love Three Palms, cab lover's merlot.