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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot 2007
Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot 2007
(search item no. 113619)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A classic expression of Three Palms, this wine begins with enticing aromas of chocolate-covered cherries, earth, ginger spice and graham cracker pie crust before revealing a core of red-fruit dominated flavors highlighting red currant and sweet cherry. Supported by a broad, rich entry and additional layers of blueberry, plum, cardamom and coffee, this powerful Merlot has firm, robust tannins and will benefit from decanting or additional aging.

Blend: 93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Petit Verdot

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About Duckhorn Vineyards:

Founded in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has been crafting Bordeaux varietals from the Napa Valley for over 30 years. This winemaking tradition has grown to include seven estate vineyards, located throughout the various microclimates of the Napa Valley. Focused on quality and consistency, these estate vineyards are an essential element in making wines of distinction. One of the first wineries to pioneer Merlot as a premium varietal, Duckhorn Vineyards now makes several elegant Merlot and distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon bottlings to showcase the characteristics of its vineyard sites. In addition, the winery is known for its acclaimed Sauvignon Blanc. Beginning with the 2006 vintage, Duckhorn Vineyards unveiled The Discussion, a Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend that represents the pinnacle of Duckhorn's portfolio.