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110 Ratings
Twomey Cellars Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

Grapes for Twomey Merlot come exclusively from our Soda Canyon Ranch in southeastern Napa Valley. This vineyard's rolling hills of volcanic soils are tightly planted with French Merlot clones, selected for their low yield of small, intensely flavored berries. In this mild climate, tempered by cool breezes and morning fog, Merlot ripens slowly and develops rich black-fruit character and extraordinary complexity

Expert Reviews
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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.