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2014 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot Three Palms Vineyard 1.5L

2014 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot Three Palms Vineyard 1.5L

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SKU: TP1415

Since our inaugural vintage in 1978, Duckhorn Vineyards has been proud to craft a vineyard-designate bottling from Three Palms. One of California’s first single-vineyard Merlots, this full-bodied wine reflects Three Palms’ unique terroir and has been a consistent benchmark for New World Merlot. Named for its three iconic palm trees, the warm, up valley vineyard features lean soils that cause the vines to send their roots deep in search of nutrients, producing an intense, age-worthy wine with complex fruit and mineral layers.

Wine Spectator
95

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Composition: 86% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot; Aging & Oak: 18 months in oak, 100% French Oak, 75% New Oak, 25% Neutral
Winemaker Notes
This classic expression of Three Palms Vineyard Merlot displays beautiful layers of dense dark red fruit, cedar, graphite and cream, as well as hints of wet river rock. Pure and polished on the palate, the rich flavors are underscored by firm, structured tannins and subtle sweet oak that will ensure that this stunning Merlot ages wonderfully for years to come.
Production
Here in Napa Valley, the 2014 growing season delivered our third exceptional vintage in a row, yielding wines with ideal concentration, elegant tannins and lovely varietal flavors. Though the 2013/2014 winter was one of the driest on record, heavy rains in February and March provided the vines much-needed moisture at just the right time. A warm spring triggered an early budbreak, and perfect weather throughout the summer allowed the grapes to achieve ideal ripeness with pure, focused flavors and resolved tannins. Harvest began on August 5th and ended on October 15th, and though it was quite compact, we were able to pick all of our grapes based solely on flavor, resulting in another fantastic vintage.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Three Palms Vineyard
Harvest Date
August 25 – September 10
Sugar
27.8° Brix
Acid
0.59 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.76
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Spectator
95

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$196.00
/ 1.5L
SKU: TP1415

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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