2007 Duckhorn Vineyards Three Palms Vineyard Merlot
2007 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.

Wine Profile
Production Notes
Varietal Content 93% Merlot 5% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Petit Verdot Cooperage 100% French oak château-style barrels (60 gallons) Age of Barrels: 99% New
Winemaker Notes
A warm site with free-draining soils, Three Palms consistently delivers focused red-fruit flavors balanced by signature minerality. A classic expression of Three Palms, this wine begins with enticing aromas of chocolate-covered cherries, earth, ginger spice and graham cracker pie crust before revealing a core of red-fruit dominated flavors highlighting red currant and sweet cherry. Supported by a broad, rich entry and additional layers of blueberry, plum, cardamom and coffee, this powerful Merlot has firm, robust tannins and will benefit from decanting or additional aging.
Production
The 2007 growing season began early and was unusually dry, with rainfall totals that were 50 percent below average. Cool spring weather continued into the summer with temperatures down by approximately 5 degrees from August through October. The cool, steady weather produced a long harvest spread out over 80 days. This relaxed pace allowed us to pick in multiple passes, ensuring ideal ripening and flavor development in the fruit.
Other Notes
Released: April 2010
Wine Specs
Vintage
2007
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Three Palms Vineyard
Harvest Date
August 23 – October 25, 2007
Sugar
25.6° Brix
Acid
Titratable Acidity: 0.58 g/100ml
pH
3.55
Aging
18 Months
Bottling Date
July 2009
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
94
Connoisseurs' Guide
93
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