Twomey Merlot Napa Valley Premiere Napa Valley Auction Soda Canyon Vineyard 2005

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Our 2005 Twomey Merlot is a voluptuous, robust and balanced expression of this noble variety. It has a deep garnet color and an intensely concentrated nose of black cherry, blackberry essence, wild game and freshly ground black pepper. On the palate, it is full-bodied and velvety, with fine-grained tannins and an extremely long finish. This Merlot will continue to give drinking pleasure through 2018.

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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 Premiere Napa Valley Auction Soda Canyon Vineyard

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Snooth User: Wine Fire
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3.50 5
11/21/2010

Robust aromas of dark fruits, cherry, wild game, and animal hide, with hints of cigar and cloves, decorate the nose. The palate starts thin and acerbic, broadens and tames over first hour. Flavors of wild black cherry, plum, spice and pepper intermingle, and the palate broadens with time. Best after two hours. Closes back off to predominant bitterness at 2 ½ to 3 hours. Then this mercurial wine opens and closes frequently. On the second day, there is less bitterness, better fruit.


Snooth User: LAtwomey
1215595
3.00 5
01/16/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Twomey Merlot Napa Valley Premiere Napa Valley Auction Soda Canyon Vineyard

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/03/2010

ST: 89 Points


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

Bright, deep red-ruby. Red berries, tobacco, pine resin and a whiff of herbs on the nose. Suave, young and dry, with a slightly tart quality to the flavors of plum, redcurrant and tobacco. Theres a light greenness here but also a subtle smoky sweetness. Finishes fresh and firm, with a fine dusting of tannins. This has been a consistently intriguing and understated merlot in recent vintages. ** SOLD OUT **


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Source: WineExpress.com
05/06/2009

When Silver Oak winery wanted to expand they purchased a prime vineyard in Southeastern Napa Valley, the Soda Canyon Ranch. They discovered that amongst the vines planted in this well-drained volcanic soil vineyard, were exceptional French clones of Merlot that exhibited distinct character and intensity. Head Winemaker Daniel Baron, having worked in Pomerol and St. Emilion, had a strong affinity for Merlot and so Twomey was born. All the grapes are sourced from this unique single vineyard, where the temperate climate brings low yields and intense black-fruit character. The winemaking is slow and deliberate. The wine is aged 16 months in French oak barrels and is hand racked in a painstaking process from barrel to barrel. This eliminates the need for filtration, creating a wine with a purity and vibrancy that’s unsurpassed. Extremely limited. <small>This item excluded from any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.


External Review
01/16/2009

A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2005 Twomey Merlot 750ml


External Review
02/04/2009

Twomey Merlot was recently named by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the 10 Most Popular Merlots. California Merlot with a French sensibility that is the essence of Twomey?s flagship Napa Valley Merlot. It is the result of balancing the soft



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Our 2005 Twomey Merlot is a voluptuous, robust and balanced expression of this noble variety. It has a deep garnet color and an intensely concentrated nose of black cherry, blackberry essence, wild game and freshly ground black pepper. On the palate, it is full-bodied and velvety, with fine-grained tannins and an extremely long finish. This Merlot will continue to give drinking pleasure through 2018.

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