Duckhorn 2013 Three Palms Napa Valley Merlot, Magnum, 1.5L
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Forget everything you heard in Sideways. At Duckhorn, merlot is — and always has been — king. Back in 1976, Dan Duckhorn was a true visionary when he became the first Napa winemaker to see the potential for Merlot as not just something to blend with Cabernet but as a worthy grape on its own. Now, 40 years later, Duckhorn is still synonymous with luxury, estate-grown Merlot, an iconic label that's a must-have in any proud wine collector's cellar — quickly snapped up each year by an army of superfans. The Three Palms is probably the most famous of all the Merlot that Duckhorn makes, named for the single-vineyard estate of the late Lily Hitchock Coit (of San Francisco's Coit Tower fame) on which the grapes are grown. Open this layered, complex, plump red on your 10-year anniversary while reminiscing stories dating back to when you first met. As a wine connoisseur once wrote, "It's friendly stuff now and will grow with time...a few years of waiting can be counted upon to make a very good thing even better." Just like your marriage! (Magnum, 1.5)