Original
16 Ratings
Sterling Vineyards Three Palms Vineyard Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2004 Vintage) "This world-class expression of Merlot offers dar fruit, clove, vanilla and toasted coconut scents. Layers of blueberry, plum, caramel and cocoa framed in a structural core open like a flower. Oak, ac...

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 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
    (From 2004 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1997 Vintage)
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 1997 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1997 Vintage)