Hard tannins give taut astringency to this wine. But then, that's the signature of Three Palms, which always starts life tight and tough. Made since 1978 by Duckhorn, the wine has shown a consistency rare among Merlot single-vineyard bottlings. This 2010 shows Three Palm's hard tannins, but has such lush black cherry and mocha fruit that it's easy to drink now. It's a worthy followup to the magnificent 2009, but better structured. Drink now–2020. *Cellar Selection*
Here is a deep and very complete Merlot that gets everything right in terms of both its slightly succulent fruit and its supple, well-balanced feel, and, while wonderfully rich, it is never close to being too much of a good thing. It is the most complex and layered of the very attractive Duckhorn brood and ends with a structured, Cabernet-firmed finish, and it shows a more serious side to the grape that will become increasingly apparent as it develops over the next half decade.
The 2010 Merlot Three Palms Vineyard exhibits a saturated ruby/plum/purple color in addition to rich, broad, deep flavors of red and black fruits, graphite and spicy oak. Full, rich, structured and restrained, it is an exceptional effort of purity, balance, authority and aging potential. It should hit its stride in two more years, and last for 10-12. (RP) 92+
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