2006 Duckhorn Vineyards Three Palms Vineyard Merlot

2006 Duckhorn Vineyards Three Palms Vineyard Merlot

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Our first vineyard-designated Merlot from Three Palms was our inaugural 1978 vintage, beginning over a quarter century of tradition crafting full-bodied wines that reflect the unique terroir of this site.

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Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 75% Merlot 13% Cabernet Sauvignon 7% Cabernet Franc 5% Petit Verdot Cooperage 100% French oak château-style barrels (60 gallons) Age of Barrels: 100% New
Winemaker Notes
A hot site with free-draining soils, Three Palms consistently delivers focused red fruit flavors balanced by an austere minerality, which contributes to elegant aging potential. The 2006 Three Palms Vineyard Merlot delivers all the vibrant fruit one would expect, with layers of red currant, raspberry and black cherry underscored by elements of piecrust, strawberry, caramel and wet stone. The tannins are dry and elegant, leading to a long, jammy finish.
Production
The 2006 growing season was marked by a very mild summer with a mid-July heat spike that accelerated ripening. Mild temperatures continued throughout the fall allowing for a moderately paced harvest. The long growing season brought complex and intense flavor and aroma development.
Other Notes
Released: April 2009

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2006
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Three Palms Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 14 – October 31, 2006
Sugar
26.8° Brix
Acid
Titratable Acidity: 0.63 g/100ml
pH
3.49
Aging
18 Months
Bottling Date
July 2008
Alcohol %
14.5
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