Duckhorn Vineyards

Three Palms Vineyard Block 4
2019 Merlot
Calistoga

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 33
Vintage

2019

Duckhorn Vineyards

Three Palms Vineyard Block 4

Merlot
Calistoga

20 cases produced

Highlights

  • We’ve proudly crafted a Merlot from the Three Palms Vineyard since our inaugural 1978 vintage
  • Named for its three iconic palm trees, this vineyard is known for producing intense, age-worthy wines
  • Fruit was sourced from the winemaker’s favorite block of this vineyard
  • The vineyard’s rocky and well-drained soil causes the vines to send their roots wide and deep for nutrients

Wine Facts

  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Renee Ary

Winemaker, Duckhorn Vineyards

Winemaker, Renee Ary

Renee Ary became the fourth winemaker in the four-decade history of Duckhorn Vineyards in 2014. Her promotion came after 11 years as an integral member of the winemaking team—including roles as assistant and associate winemaker. Like the two acclaimed winemakers before her, Renee spent years working alongside her predecessors, honing her craft, refining her gifted palate and mastering the Duckhorn Vineyards style. “It’s important to approach a role like this with humility,” adds Renee, “and with the knowledge that I am a part of an ongoing story—that I am contributing to the legacy of a great winery, and building on the work of the talented people who laid the foundation for excellence.”

Country born: United States

Education: Degree in chemistry and art from Saint Mary’s College.
Renee spent four years working closely with winemaking luminaries Genevieve Janssens, Steve Leveque and Richard Sowalsky.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Today, with an approach that balances artistry, science and a deep respect for the viticultural side of winemaking, Renee guides the entire Duckhorn Vineyards portfolio, crafting wines that offer structure and sophistication, as well as a deep and purposeful sense of place.

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