94pts Wilfred Wong
The 2018 Duckhorn Vineyards Three Palms Vineyard Merlot is elevated, luxurious, and well-built. This active wine offers formidable aromas and flavors of red and blackcurrants, oak accents, and a hint of earth. Pair with garlic and rosemary-accented roast leg of lamb. (Tasted: May 19, 2021, San Francisco, CA)
94pts Wine Spectator
Elegantly structured and featuring concentrated cherry tart and raspberry pastry flavors that are loaded with toasty richness. Creamy and spice-filled finish is backed by firm acidity and tannins.
Once again, the famed Three Palms Vineyard has yielded a fascinating and luxuriously full-bodied Merlot. Aromas of huckleberry, black cherry, chocolate and fig rise from the glass, followed by hints of graphite, graham cracker, bay leaf and sage. On the mouth-watering palate the flavors are intense and complex, with velvety tannins and voluptuous fruit balanced by earthy undertones and Three Palms’ classic minerality, all of which carry the wine to a rich and remarkably long finish.
Blend: 89% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Malbec