Duckhorn Vineyards Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 2015

$94.99

94 points                             New release of Duckhorn's 2015 Three Palms Vineyard Merlot, one of the finest reds in California. Limited. Wine Spectator #1 Wine in the World 2017 (2014 vintage) previous vintage 95 Points Wine Spectator:  "A powerful red, with concentrated flavors of red plum, cherry and boysenberry, layered with plenty of rich spice and mineral accents. Touches of slate and cardamom make for a complex finish. Drink now through 2023." A sumptuous incarnation of Three Palms Vineyard Merlot, this mouth-filling and age-worthy wine displays suppleness, balance and structure, with seamless integration between lush fruit and new French oak. The aroma offers layered elements of fresh baked cherry pie, red licorice, and vanilla bean. On the palate, juicy boysenberry and blackberry layers intermingle with notes of strawberry, cherry, orange rind, and cinnamon spice, accented by earth tones and subtle oak.

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Ratings on Delectable

Renato Hoyle Delectable Pro

Smooth

Smooth

9.3

Boris Mathiszik Delectable Pro

The legendary Three Palms Vineyard tasted in Pass-A-Grille on a leisurely Saturday on the gulf - priceless.

The legendary Three Palms Vineyard tasted in Pass-A-Grille on a leisurely Saturday on the gulf - priceless.

9.3

Matt Nason Delectable Pro

Well balanced, nice bright fruit.

Well balanced, nice bright fruit.

9.2

Tom Balamaci

Not jammy not overly plush but an A+ Napa mostly Merlot that will be even better in about 2 years and should hold up for decades after.

Not jammy not overly plush but an A+ Napa mostly Merlot that will be even better in about 2 years and should hold up for decades after.

9.2

Keith Crump

Wonderful and smooth

Wonderful and smooth

9.3

Eva Costa

Excellent merlot, smooth and balance.

Excellent merlot, smooth and balance.

9.3

P A

Our 4th Duckhorn wine of the evening and one of their best. From the Anderson Valley this wine has what I consider a lot of heart and soul. It’s light and lively yet complex and very interesting on the palate. Produced from grapes of three separate vineyards with balanced fruit and acid, then barreled in 60% new French oak. This one will be a frequent occupant in our cellar. Cheers

Our 4th Duckhorn wine of the evening and one of their best. From the Anderson Valley this wine has what I consider a lot of heart and soul. It’s light and lively yet complex and very interesting on the palate. Produced from grapes of three separate vineyards with balanced fruit and acid, then barreled in 60% new French oak. This one will be a frequent occupant in our cellar. Cheers

9.1

Bill Bymel

Not usually a merlot fan but this is special.

Not usually a merlot fan but this is special.

9.1

Louis Martin

Fruity aroma, plum and cranberries, with a smooth finish and strong chocolate aftertaste, good drink on a stand-alone basis or with something sweet.

Fruity aroma, plum and cranberries, with a smooth finish and strong chocolate aftertaste, good drink on a stand-alone basis or with something sweet.

9.2

Steven Gage

Wine of the year.

Wine of the year.

9.2

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