2005 Duckhorn Vineyards Three Palms Vineyard Merlot

2005 Duckhorn Vineyards Three Palms Vineyard Merlot

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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

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Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 77% Merlot 14% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Cabernet Franc 3% Petit Verdot Cooperage 100% French oak château-style barrels (60 gallons) Age of Barrels: 100% New
Winemaker Notes
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.
Production
The 2005 season began with a wet winter and spring, which led to annual rainfall totals that were well above average. We had an ideal fruit set, which produced an abundant number of full grape clusters. As a result, the vintage yielded exceptional fruit for the season. The harvest lasted over two months—into the early days of November. In many ways the 2005 season was reminiscent of the excellent 1997 vintage, which offered an abundant harvest of remarkable quality.
Other Notes
Released: April 2008

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2005
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Three Palms Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 6 – October 12, 2005
Sugar
27.9° Brix
Acid
Titratable Acidity: 0.61 g/100ml
pH
3.51
Aging
20 Months
Bottling Date
July 2007
Alcohol %
14.5
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Standard Bottle

750ml

5 - 5oz Glasses

Serves 2-4

Magnum

1.5 Liters

2 Standard Bottles

Serves 4-5

Double Magnum or Jeroboam

3 Liters

4 Standard Bottles

Serves 6-8

Imperial

6 Liters

8 Standard Bottles

Serves 12-16

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