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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot 2010
Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot 2010
(search item no. 123408)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 95 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 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:

Filled with lush red and black fruit and classic earthy undertones, this is a rich and weighty expression of Three Palms Vineyard, bursting with flavor and structure. The aromas are warm and inviting, highlighting dark cherry, plum, cocoa and sweet Asian spices. The palate is equally layered and expressive with pure, intense notes of ripe plum, currant, candied cherry, mocha and red licorice. This cellar-worthy wine will benefit from decanting in its youth.

Blend: 82% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% 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.