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Sterling Vineyards Three Palms Vineyard Merlot, Napa Valley

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The Sterling Vineyards Single Vineyard wines collection spotlights specific vineyards where wines take on unique varietal expression. Three Palms Vineyard, a part of the Sterling Vineyard portfolio since 1966, yields distinctive Merlot, while Diamond Mountain Ranch on the western Mayacamas range gives the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes of rich, complex character. Neither of these wines could have come from any other place on earth.

Tasting Notes

Seriously complex and well-structured, our 2005 Three Palms Vineyard Merlot comes from vines that struggle in the rocky, volcanic soils along the eastern flank of Napa Valley. This merlot has intense ripe black cherry aromas, opulent black fruit and mineral flavors, layered with mocha, spice and toasty oak that give remarkable weight on the palate, and then linger on the expansive finish.

Food Pairings

Pair this wine with darker meats like beef or lamb.