Wine Spectator #15 Wine of the Year 2020
Since their inaugural 1978 vintage, Duckhorn has been proud to craft a vineyard designate Merlot from the legendary Three Palms Vineyard. Named for its three iconic palm trees, this warm, up valley vineyard features lean soils that cause the vines to send their roots deep in search of nutrients, yielding a profoundly intense and age worthy wine with complex fruit and mineral layers. As a testament to its status as the benchmark for New World Merlot, in 2017, Wine Spectator honoured their 2014 Three Palms Vineyard Merlot as “Wine of the Year".
96 Points Wine Spectator... Classic, a great wine. Powerful, rich and complex, with a refined mix of currant, dark cherry and plum tart flavours backed by suave, medium-grained tannins. Well-defined slate and loamy notes stretch out nicely on the finish, with black olive hints. Drink now through 2027.