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2005 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot "Three Palms Vineyard"

Duckhorn 2005 Three Palms Vineyard Merlot

Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Three Palms Vineyard"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 77% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cab Franc, & 3% Petite Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $85

Cases produced: 4,445

KWG Score: 92 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: June 19, 2009

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Merlot was well received by those that recently tried it. It opens with a spicy mulberry like bouquet with a hint of menthol. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and nicely balanced with complex flavors of concentrated black cherry flavors. There were notes of blackberry as well. I even detected some dark chocolate on the back palate. The finish is dry and its well managed tannins are nicely prolonged. The finish is dry and its well managed tannins are nicely prolonged. Pair this tasty Merlot with a NY Strip Steak soon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

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