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Twomey Merlot Napa Valley 2006

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The wine was racked every three months using soutirage traditional, a process developed in Bordeaux over centuries of fine winemaking. This is a slow, labor-intensive method of decanting the wine from one barrel to another without the disruptive effect of pumping. This gentle handling preserves the wine’s full aromatic intensity while achieving a crystal-clear brilliance and smooth, silky texture.

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Twomey Cellars:
The Duncan Family established Twomey Cellars to pursue the discovery of varietals in California beyond the Cabernet Sauvignon that made our first winery, Silver Oak, famous. We use the same philosophy that has guided Silver Oak since its founding in 1972: make exceptional, food-friendly wines that are deliciously drinkable upon release. We’re able to apply our 40 years of winemaking ex... Read more
The Duncan Family established Twomey Cellars to pursue the discovery of varietals in California beyond the Cabernet Sauvignon that made our first winery, Silver Oak, famous. We use the same philosophy that has guided Silver Oak since its founding in 1972: make exceptional, food-friendly wines that are deliciously drinkable upon release. We’re able to apply our 40 years of winemaking experience combined with a spirit of innovation to create our Merlot, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. With a focus on excellence and sustainability, we source fruit from some of the best appellations and vineyard sites in California. At our wineries in Calistoga and Healdsburg, we work small to create unique, approachable wines that you will enjoy with friends and family. Tasting Room Hours at our Calistoga and Healdsburg Estates: Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and 11 am to 5 pm on Sundays. Closed some holidays. Read less

Member Reviews for Twomey Merlot Napa Valley

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Snooth User: mikespeer
10741941,196
4.00 5
03/08/2013

nice nose of deep red fruit and spice....big mouthfeel with smoth tannins.....long finish


Snooth User: 111ImNumber1
822657194
3.00 5
04/17/2011

Good wine for the price. Very smooth. Pair it with the Swiss Appenzeller cheese and you will LOVE the way it tastes. I believe this wine is underrated. I would give it 91+.


Snooth User: vg822
66069874
4.00 5
09/09/2012

winemaker's notes: The 2006 Merlot is a single-vineyard wine from the Duncan family's Soda Canyon Ranch in Napa Valley. It has a dark ruby color and a nose of black cherry and dark chocolate. On the palate, it is spicy and full-bodied, with a long finish of cedar and berry fruit. Twomey Cellars


External Reviews for Twomey Merlot Napa Valley

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/15/2011

A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2006 Twomey Merlot 750ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/24/2012

Our 2006 Twomey Merlot combines spice and fruit in a classical expression of varietal character. It has a dark ruby color and nose of black cherry, tobacco, dark chocolate and tarragon. On the palate, it is spicy and full-bodied, with a fine-grained tannic structure that crescendos to a long finish of cedar and berry fruit. This Merlot will continue to give drinking pleasure through 2018. - Winery Composition: 94% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

The grapes for Twomey Cellars come exclusively from the Soda Canyon Ranch in southeastern Napa Valley, where the rolling hills of volcanic soils are tightly planted with French Merlot clones selected


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
08/24/2010

The grapes for Twomey Cellars come exclusively from the Soda Canyon Ranch in southeastern Napa Valley, where the rolling hills of volcanic soils are tightly planted with French Merlot clones selected for their low yield of small, intense berries. The shoots are trained vertically for optimal sun and air exposure. In this mild climate tempered by cool, foggy breezes, Merlot ripens slowly and develops rich black fruit character and extraordinary complexity.



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The wine was racked every three months using soutirage traditional, a process developed in Bordeaux over centuries of fine winemaking. This is a slow, labor-intensive method of decanting the wine from one barrel to another without the disruptive effect of pumping. This gentle handling preserves the wine’s full aromatic intensity while achieving a crystal-clear brilliance and smooth, silky texture.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.1%

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