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

Kyle Meloney

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

9.5

Ericsson

Duckhorn has done it again. One of the best Merlots I’ve ever tasted.

Duckhorn has done it again. One of the best Merlots I’ve ever tasted.

9.4

AEL

A classic. Powdered cocoa, a bright almost lemony note, and deep fruit notes. Perfectly balanced on the palate, warm and unctuous. Better, I think, than it showed a year or two ago. In my father's memory (his favorite bottle). Bottle #2 in FL.

A classic. Powdered cocoa, a bright almost lemony note, and deep fruit notes. Perfectly balanced on the palate, warm and unctuous. Better, I think, than it showed a year or two ago. In my father's memory (his favorite bottle). Bottle #2 in FL.

9.1

John W

Dark ruby coloration. On the nose, tart cherry, tobacco, smoke and florals. On the palate, cherry, plum, earth, vanilla and chocolate. Full bodied, great balance, rich, lush mouthfeel. Long finish of chocolate.

Dark ruby coloration. On the nose, tart cherry, tobacco, smoke and florals. On the palate, cherry, plum, earth, vanilla and chocolate. Full bodied, great balance, rich, lush mouthfeel. Long finish of chocolate.

9.6

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 K

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

Location

  • 401 N Great Neck Rd 118
    Virginia Beach, VA 23454

  • Hours:
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    Closed Sunday

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