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Twomey Napa Valley Merlot


Our 2007 Twomey Merlot is a beautiful example of what this noble variety can achieve in an excellent vintage: suppleness, complexity and great expression of berry fruit. It has a dark ruby color and a nose of fresh, ripe black cherry and blackberry, dark chocolate and what the French call "torifaction", the alluring smell of roasting coffee. On the palate, it has an attack full of explosive fruit and violets prolonged by plenty of "umami", the savory fifth taste. It has a long finish, echoing berry fruit, chocolate and grainy, well-integrated tannins that promise excellent cellaring potential. This Merlot will continue to give drinking pleasure through 2022.

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  • What a stupid list. Embarrassing.

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:32 PM


  • Why are the popular vote wines stupid and embarrassing?
    This list is the result of everyone voting for their favorite wines and producers,
    some of which, like Brundlmayer and Trimbach make excellent wines.
    Putting a label such as "Super Premium" on a wine seems a little silly, but I think in this case we're just talking about price point and hopefully quality.

    Nov 14, 2012 at 6:54 PM


  • Snooth User: Maurillo
    1139256 16

    Jordan and Ruffino Ducale super premium? Maybe semi premium? At best?

    Nov 14, 2012 at 7:15 PM


  • Ridge Geyserville is a wonderful wine, but when did you change the rules that 64% zinfandel with 36% other is a zin? I mean, Ridge doesn't call it a zinfandel. Just sayin....

    Nov 14, 2012 at 9:31 PM


  • Snooth User: zinfandel1
    Hand of Snooth
    154660 994

    I agree with Trentonpet-e being that with those percent breakdowns it should not be in the zin class. Having said that, I do believe this wine is fantastic and is probably the best of Ridge Winery. Just reclassify it.

    Nov 17, 2012 at 8:01 AM


  • Snooth User: TeresaQ
    941441 62

    So pleased to see Vinoptima Gewurtztraminer on this list. Truly a very special wine.

    Nov 22, 2012 at 6:40 AM


  • Snooth User: Ivesreeves
    1163949 134

    I agree with the assessment below. Who exactly are these "people" and have they ever consumed a libation that was not dispensed through a box or tap? My goodness, this list is beyond pedestrian. Perhaps apropos for the banquet at a Penn and Teller fan club convention, this selection does not reflect well on a website which purports to avail itself to serious wine drinkers. I'm going to hit the refresh button and pretend I didn't read this list.

    Nov 30, 2012 at 11:49 PM


  • Snooth User: zinfandel1
    Hand of Snooth
    154660 994

    I somewhat agree with what you are sayng but it is what it is.

    Dec 01, 2012 at 8:00 AM


  • Snooth User: coltspam
    1327708 34

    nice

    Aug 02, 2013 at 11:34 PM


  • Snooth User: Mydietarea
    1328028 33

    Thats terrific...

    Aug 03, 2013 at 1:46 AM



  • Thats terrific...

    Aug 12, 2013 at 11:41 PM


  • Snooth User: CarBuyWhiz
    1332598 26

    that's magnificent

    Aug 17, 2013 at 2:19 AM


  • superb

    Sep 06, 2013 at 12:56 PM


  • great

    Sep 11, 2013 at 1:58 AM


  • superb

    Sep 24, 2013 at 5:41 AM


  • Snooth User: jamchimps
    1385295 43

    Its incredible :)

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:04 AM


  • Snooth User: gamysplash
    1487309 35

    Trendy

    Apr 04, 2014 at 4:52 AM


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