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Twomey Cellars Merlot
$62.99 USD
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Winemaker's Notes

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.

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    Plum, cherry, and blueberry on the nose. Heavy body with a big initial oak kick followed by a subtle red fruit, then a rush of round tannin and cinnamon on the finish.

    6 months
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/02