15 Ratings
Sterling Vineyards Three Palms Vineyard Merlot Napa Valley

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Winemaker's Notes

(From 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
    (From 2005 Vintage)
  • 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)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jul-06
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1997 Vintage)