(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
(From 2010 Vintage) Our 2010 Soda Canyon Vineyard Merlot is a vivacious wine that displays ideal ripeness from a uniquely cool California vintage. It has a dark garnet color and a complex nose of cherry liqueur, dark chocolate, pipe tobacco, lavender, cloves and hazelnut. On the palate, it has a velvety mouthfeel, a full body, beautiful acid balance and a long, juicy finish.
Wine AdvocateRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jul-06.
DecanterRating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Plums, figs. Supple entry. Medium body, with good concentration. Warm, pleasing finish. Cocoa. Drink up to 3 years.