“A powerful red, with concentrated flavors of red plum, cherry and boysenberry that are layered with plenty of rich spice and mineral accents. Touches of slate and cardamom make for a complex finish. Drink now through 2023.” So says Kim Marcus, Senior Editor of Wine Spectator.
Those are the tasting notes of Wine Spectator’s 2017 Wine of the Year: Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014.
According to Wine Spectator, the 2014 Three Palms is an elegant expression of Merlot, loaded with red fruit and spice flavors that are supported by medium-grained tannins.
The 2014 Three Palms comprises 86 percent Merlot, 8 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 4 percent Malbec and 2 percent Petit Verdot; and was aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 75 percent of which were new.