Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot 2000

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 59346
  • WS90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • ST90
  • CG90
  • 2001
  • WE93
  • RP90
  • 1998
  • W&S93
  • WS88
  • ST86
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2000 vintage was noted by an early harvest. After having harvested the prior two vintages late, it felt odd to be crushing grapes in August. The timing was deceiving as the harvest actually was lengthy, but the mild weather was ideal for maximum hang time for the grapes. The vintage had much in common with the 1997 vintage, with an early start and the larger than expected crop for white varieties. The fruit quality was outstanding and the resulting white wines exhibit a crisp acidity balanced with tropical fruit flavors. The quality of the red grapes bordered on greatness, with the wines showing excellent depth and fruit.

At first sniff an intriguing combination of smoked meat, raspberry jam, caramel, dried herbs and toasted oak awaken the olfactory senses. The varied scents will tempt you to taste and the flavors of chocolate, coffee, black cherry and blackberry seems to dominate the palate. Well integrated tannins balance with the ripe fruit and conclude with a lingeringfinish that is accented with sweet oak. This wine will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age, after which it will continue to age gracefully.

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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...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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