Seriously complex and well-structured, our 2005 Three Palms Vineyard Merlot comes from vines that struggle in the rocky, volcanic soils along the eastern flank of Napa Valley. Intense, ripe black cherry aromas virtually jump out of the glass, says Winemaker Mike Westrick about this huge, deep ruby Merlot, he attributes the wine's distinctive mineral character to the vineyard's unique terroir. The opulent black fruit and mineral flavors, layered with mocha, spice and toasty oak, give remarkable weight on the palate, and then linger on the expansive finish. With tannins that combine power with suppleness, this wine already delivers luscious, complex flavors, yet promises cellar-worthiness.
Smooth & Supple
Best Merlot I ever tasted. Bold, smooth, fresh and fine taste.
Outstanding. I would order more if it were available. Aerated 4 times and it was sooooo smoothe.
OUTSTANDING! Had a wine tasting party and everyone there wanted me to buy a case of this and split it.