(2001 Vintage) The full-bodied 2001 Merlot Three Palms Vineyard’s opaque ruby/purple hue is followed by a stunning bouquet of sweet kirsch, plum liqueur, blueberries, spring flowers and roasted coffee. Revealing superb richness, impressive purity and a multidimensional mouthfeel, this stunning Merlot can be enjoyed over the next 10-15+ years.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesFully mature and complex, this wine smells and tastes now forest floors as much as it does of varietal cherries, but it has a richness and freshness that signals a wine at its peak even as the telltale acid ending creeps in. In fact, all of these early wines are more acidy than is the current standard in California, and that is because the winery adjusted the pH balance and the acid to the norms of the day. The more lush style of the 1990s wines is a great improvement.