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    Sterling Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 2005
    Merlot - Napa Valley, California

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    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Merlot

    Other Info: Green Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 96675

    Winemaker's 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. Intense, ripe black cherry aromas virtually jump out of the glass, says Winemaker Mike Westrick about this huge, deep ruby Merlot, he attributes the wine's distinctive mineral character to the vineyard's unique terroir. The opulent black fruit and mineral flavors, layered with mocha, spice and toasty oak, give remarkable weight on the palate, and then linger on the expansive finish. With tannins that combine power with suppleness, this wine already delivers luscious, complex flavors, yet promises cellar-worthiness.

    Critical Acclaim:

    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 impressions accented by a lingering menthol nuance.

    95 Points
    Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
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    User Reviews:

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    Sterling (4/23/2012)
    Best Merlot I ever tasted. Bold, smooth, fresh and fine taste.
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    williry (6/24/2011)
    Outstanding. I would order more if it were available. Aerated 4 times and it was sooooo smoothe.
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    Dan Dillman (5/13/2011)
    OUTSTANDING! Had a wine tasting party and everyone there wanted me to buy a case of this and split it.
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    Steve Baker (9/29/2010)
    Probably the very nicest Merlot ever! Rich, aromatic, full bodied with a wonderful lingering finish.
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    Steve Baker (9/29/2010)
    Probably the very nicest Merlot ever! Rich, aromatic, full bodied with a wonderful lingering finish.
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    Steve Baker (9/27/2010)
    Probably the very nicest Merlot ever! Rich, aromatic, full bodied with a wonderful lingering finish.
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    rlp (5/23/2011)
    Excellent!
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    Kevin_Kim (10/14/2010)
    This is a very big and bold wine. Bigger and bolder than any merlot I had. Make sure to decant or use an aerator. I couldn' wait so I ran it through the aerator like 4 times. This was the first wine I tried but absolutely felt necessary.
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    Ken Urry (11/20/2010)
    The tasted like it was going bad! I had to run the bottles through a filter to remove the particules.
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    A Texan (6/29/2012)

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