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2011 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Three Palms Vineyard

2011 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Three Palms Vineyard

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With its intense mix of blue and red fruit, firm tannins and rich, fleshy mid-palate, this wine shows why Three Palms is so revered by wine lovers.

Wine Enthusiast
91
Robert Parker
96

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot Cooperage 100% French oak château-style barrels (60 gallons) Age of Barrels: 95% New, 5% Second Vintage
Winemaker Notes
While it’s the fruit aromas that initially dazzle, as it opens up, equally enticing layers of leather, green olive, fig and wet rock are revealed. On the palate, lush cherry compote and lavender flavors make this a classic expression of Three Palms Vineyard.
Production
In one of the coolest growing seasons in memory, we benefited greatly in 2011 from our 35 years of experience farming Bordeaux varietals. To counteract uneven vine growth due to unusual spring weather, we did meticulous green thinning. We also gently opened up the canopy to expose the fruit, were judicious in our picking schedule, and sorted meticulously both in the vineyards and winery. The majority of our Merlot came in before the October rains, and due to our quality adjustments the remainder of our fruit fared well until it was harvested. Warm up-valley locations like Oakville, Rutherford, St, Helena and Calistoga were particularly successful, and overall the resulting wines are pure and elegant.
Other Notes
Released: September 2014

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Three Palms Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 4 – November 3, 2011
Sugar
26.3° Brix
Acid
0.57 g/100ml
pH
3.66
Aging
18 Months
Bottling Date
July 2013
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
91
Robert Parker
96

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