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110 Ratings
Twomey Cellars Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) Grapes for Twomey Merlot come exclusively from our Soda Canyon Ranch in southeastern Napa Valley. This vineyard's rolling hills of volcanic soils are tightly planted with French Merlot clones, selected for their low yield of small, intensely flavored berries. In this mild climate, tempered by cool breezes and morning fog, Merlot ripens slowly and develops rich black-fruit character and extraordinary complexity

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 102, May/June 2002 The Twomey ranch, on deep volcanic soil just south of the Stags Leap appellation, was purchased by Ray Duncan and Justin Meyer in 1999, with Duncan buying out Meyer in 2000. Of the 160 acres, 90 were planted in the 1990s, and the wine is made in new French oak. Good deep ruby-red. Currant, plum, roasted meat, soy sauce, cooked tomato and a note of green bean on the nose. Bright, smoky and sw...
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 142
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 142 on Aug-02
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/02