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18 Ratings
Sterling Vineyards Three Palms Vineyard Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) "Vibrant black-garnet hue. Heady aromas of new leather, Hershey's dark chocolate syrup, black cherry and peppermint. Lovely plum and cherry-chocolate flavors impart a defined mintiness. Lasting fruit ...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine News
    (2005 Vintage)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jul-06
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2004 Vintage) 19% Cabernet Sauvignon; 4% Petit Verdot. Despite the wine's famous site, it is surprisingly on the dry side for Merlot, and the ripe cherry and cassis notes that do show up in nose and flavor are required to fight through fairly tough tannins. It will likely age into a smoother, more open effort with time, and the vineyard's past performance both with Sterling and with Duckhorn provide reasons for optimism.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (1997 Vintage)