2008 Twomey Cellars Merlot Napa Valley
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81 Ratings
2008 Twomey Cellars Merlot Napa Valley

Winemaker's Notes

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.

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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.

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    WS 86. Strawberry and raspberry flavors are ripe and tasty, with a slight candied edge and fresh herb notes on the finish. Drink now. 1,858 cases made. -MW

    over 3 years
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    ripe round red fruit, dark chocolate, slight oak and spice, full body, smooth finish

    about 1 year
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    Strawberries Round

    over 1 year
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    Kurt bought us (2003 vintage)

    about 3 years
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    Recomended by kirk cleveland

    7 months
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    Best dessert wine- sweet red

    12 months
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    Earthy

    9 months
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    over 1 year
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    over 1 year
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 142
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 142 on Aug-02
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 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.