Today we offer you the latest vintage of Wine Spectator's #1 wine of the year for 2017. It’s the 2017 “Three Palms,” from Duckhorn, whose first release from this iconic Calistoga site was 1978. Is there a better Merlot produced in the USA? This is certainly a contender. Look for spicy candied plums, graham crackers, deep color, and exotic aromas. An absolutely seamless, hedonistic wine. A KNOCKOUT that absolutely belongs in your cellar!
As Duckhorn Vineyards approaches their 40th anniversary, the estate’s reputation has never been better. Ask any wine lover, and they’re sure to know the name Duckhorn. That’s at least due, in part, to their dedication to making great Merlot as a stand-out varietal wine from the beginning. They were the first house to take Merlot seriously, and their efforts were rewarded by essentially becoming the benchmark for that varietal in California. If there was going to be one high-end Merlot on a sommelier’s wine list, more often than not, it was Duckhorn. Dan and Margaret Duckhorn founded Duckhorn Vineyards in 1978 with several hundred cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and have long been recognized as one of Napa Valleys’ leading lights as a premier producer of Bordeaux varietal wines. Explore other brands from the Duckhorn Family including Paraduxx and Goldeneye