101 Ratings
Twomey Cellars Merlot Napa Valley
$62.99 USD
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Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) The 2005 Twomey Merlot is voluptuous, robust and balanced. Deep garnet in color, it has an intensely concentrated nose of black cherry and blackberry, with undertones of wild game and freshly ground black pepper. On the palate, it is velvety and full-bodied, wtih fine tannins and a very long finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (2001 Vintage) The 2001 Merlot (a 6,354-case blend of 94.3% Merlot and 5.7% Cabernet Franc) exhibits fragrant aromas and flavors of espresso roast, coffee beans, smoke, chocolate, and loads of berry fruit. Dense plum/ruby in color with a hedonistic personality, this is a heady, full-bodied wine to drink over the next 7ndash;8 years. This is a top-flight single-vineyard wine aged completely in French oak, which is in total contrast to the wines made at Silver Oak.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2005 Vintage) Heavy-handed oak is two-steps ahead of fruit here, and, while the wine may be full-bodied and highly extracted, it is also too tannic for its own good and suffers from a real lack of balance and brightness. Size and richness are often good things in wine, but they need fruit for balance. A big drop in price from its first posting is no help here.
  • Robert Parker
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 142
  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 142 on Aug-02
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/02