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Duckhorn Vineyards Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 2016

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Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

The 2016 Duckhorn ‘Three Palms Vineyard’ is another stellar release by the talented Renee Ary. Aged in 100% new French oak for eighteen months, the Merlot has 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Malbec blended in. The nose exudes class with ripe chocolate covered bing cherry and shades of sweet pipe tobacco that mingle with the dusty terroir tones on the nose. The palate is plush, giving an err of decadence. The silky mouthfeel really gives a feel of opulence. Black Forest cake and dark licorice flavors collide with the dusty minerals and cigar box flavors. Simply outstanding in its youth following a one hour decant, this stunning Merlot will cellar well for decades. Drink 2020-2040- 94

The 2016 Duckhorn ‘Three Palms Vineyard’ is another stellar release by the talented Renee Ary. Aged in 100% new French oak for eighteen months, the Merlot has 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Malbec blended in. The nose exudes class with ripe chocolate covered bing cherry and shades of sweet pipe tobacco that mingle with the dusty terroir tones on the nose. The palate is plush, giving an err of decadence. The silky mouthfeel really gives a feel of opulence. Black Forest cake and dark licorice flavors collide with the dusty minerals and cigar box flavors. Simply outstanding in its youth following a one hour decant, this stunning Merlot will cellar well for decades. Drink 2020-2040- 94

9.4

Dean Bernal Sr.

2016 Duckhorn Merlot Three Palms Vineyards Merlot for Cab drinkers.

2016 Duckhorn Merlot Three Palms Vineyards Merlot for Cab drinkers.

9.2

Dean Bernal Sr.

2016 Three Palms Vineyards by Duckhorn. A great Merlot for Cab drinkers. Salut!

2016 Three Palms Vineyards by Duckhorn. A great Merlot for Cab drinkers. Salut!

9.3

Daniel Pho

Vibrant, strong merlot, bark and earthy

Vibrant, strong merlot, bark and earthy

8.0

Eric King

Excellent very fruity bold taste

Excellent very fruity bold taste

9.8

Tom Garland

Happy Halloween! A one hour decant. A striking dark purple color. On the nose: dark cherry, floral, plum, graphite, and vanilla. Taste: plum, strawberry, minerals, a peppery mocha finish with some slightly bitter dry tannins and medium acidity...might need a little time.

Happy Halloween! A one hour decant. A striking dark purple color. On the nose: dark cherry, floral, plum, graphite, and vanilla. Taste: plum, strawberry, minerals, a peppery mocha finish with some slightly bitter dry tannins and medium acidity...might need a little time.

9.0

Michael Szarowicz

Heavy minerality. Not as deep or dark as I wanted. Not the best Duckhorn I’ve had.

Heavy minerality. Not as deep or dark as I wanted. Not the best Duckhorn I’ve had.

9.4

Adriana Fabbro

Iconic and much lauded wine with lots going for it. Enjoyable, but probably a vintage or more too young and/or concentrated/opulent for my tastes so didn’t quite live up to the hype today. More classic Merlot plum character than the Atlas Peak with some of the black fruit notes I’d expect from a Cab. Purpley and plush. Baking spices galore.

Iconic and much lauded wine with lots going for it. Enjoyable, but probably a vintage or more too young and/or concentrated/opulent for my tastes so didn’t quite live up to the hype today. More classic Merlot plum character than the Atlas Peak with some of the black fruit notes I’d expect from a Cab. Purpley and plush. Baking spices galore.

9.2

Andre Lopresti

Tough to be patient!

Tough to be patient!

9.0

Brian Koffman

Bright as ever. Memorable meal.

Bright as ever. Memorable meal.

9.4

Location

  • 1003 4th Avenue East
    Olympia, WA 98506

  • Hours:
    Customer Service Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm PST

    Store Hours (Curbside Pickup only): Monday - Friday 3pm - 5pm

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