Duckhorn Vineyards2009 Merlot, Three Palms Vineyard
Duckhorn Vineyards has stood for the best of Napa Valley Merlot over a long period. Over time various vineyards have been added to the list of those contributing to the various wines, but the Three Plams Vineyard has been been a mainstay since the start.
The 2009 Three Plams Vineyard Merlot is a statement to consistency of expression from the vineyard first used in 1978 for the inaugural vintage. This once again demonstrates it's trademark minerality and red fruits along well structured firm tannins. Notes of fig and currant fill the senses and are supported by spice.
This wine is lighter in feel than the benchmark Stout Vineyard Estate Merlot coming from Howell Mountain and provides a graceful reflection of Merlot from the Napa Valley floor
Reviewed December 9, 2012 by Roger King.
Other reviewed wines from Duckhorn Vineyards
2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate
(Napa Valley)Alan Goldfarb 1/19/2007
2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Patzimaro Vineyard
(Napa Valley)Alan Goldfarb 9/15/2006