109 Ratings
Twomey Cellars Merlot Napa Valley

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Wine Description

This wine is wonderfully expressive, with aromas of roasting coffee beans, bittersweet chocolate and black cherries. Savory and sweet on the palate, there's a hint of soy that complements the chocolate and berry fruit, gritty but integrated tannins and a firm core that suggests it would benefit from a little cellaring.

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    Aromas of tomato leaf, cedar and cherry lead to firm, modest flavors of red currant and lead pencil. Drink now through 2016. 8,500 cases made. –TF

    almost 6 years
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    Very good Merlot

    about 4 years
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    over 4 years
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  • Wine Advocate
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jul-06.
  • Decanter
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Plums, figs. Supple entry. Medium body, with good concentration. Warm, pleasing finish. Cocoa. Drink up to 3 years.
  • 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.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-04.