Original
100 Ratings
Twomey Cellars Merlot Napa Valley
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Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 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

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2008 Vintage) The 2008 Twomey Merlot is a luscious wine of moderate alcohol that achieves a beautiful balance between ripeness and freshness. It has a garnet color with purple edges and an enticing nose of perfectly ripe, fresh black cherries, violets, nutmeg and dark chocolate. It has a bright attack and a satiny mouth-feel. The fresh cherry fruit returns on the palate and the wine is full bodied without being cloying. The finish is vibrant with notes of dark chocolate and enough tannic grip to ensure good cellaring.

Expert Reviews
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  • 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