101 Ratings
Twomey Cellars Merlot Napa Valley
$63.99 USD
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Wine Description

(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.

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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.

    over 1 year
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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