• WA: 80

    Wine Advocate Score

    (91-93)

    Close

Twomey Napa Valley Merlot 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2003 Twomey Merlot is a robust yet elegant wine that balances intense fruit with suppleness. It displays a garnet color and a complex nose of plum, blackberry, dark chocolate and a hint of bay leaves. It has a smooth, velvety mouth-feel that builds to a crescendo of fruit and chocolate flavors and a lovely, long finish of black fruits and violets. Properly cellared, this full-bodied Merlot should provide drinking pleasure until 2017.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.78 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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 Napa Valley Merlot

Add your review
Snooth User: connie7899
43922916
4.00 5
08/01/2008

Peppery for Merlot, dark fruit, smooth, well balanced. Agree with winemakers notes.


Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
4.00 5
02/22/2011

The nose launches with pepper and spice, along with intense fruit, led by plum, pomegranate, and blackberry, mixed with wafts of wet leather and damp earth, followed by notes of tart cherry, bitter herbs, and coffee. The palate attacks a bit thin and acerbic at the back, with strong fruit, especially plum and pomegranate, emerging in the center, but without much structural spread. At 30 minutes, fleeting notes of cocoa, along with dried flower petals and spicy herbs, give the mid-palate a touch of elegant suppleness, but ripe fruit never complements the undertone of tart red and black fruit sufficiently to ‘fill the bowl’ and achieve balance against a strong acidity and tannic bitterness on the finish. Nevertheless, the lower, darker pops of fruit, dancing on the dry palate, along with some faint notes of spice, sustain just enough to keep the wine interesting and able to deliver an orchestrated assortment of distinctive tastes for the first four or five hours. This ephemeral complexity disappears after five hours, so the wine is best drunk in the first four.


Snooth User: rkobat
2078996
5.00 5
07/22/2009

We visited this winery on our Napa trip and found it to be the best Merlit we had on our trip


Snooth User: theralphs4
4126897
4.50 5
01/19/2008

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Twomey Napa Valley Merlot

External Review
04/27/2009

This combo pack includes the following items: 2002 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot 2003 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot 1 Riedel Bordeaux Glasses (Great for Red Bordeaux, Cabernet, Merlot, and Syrah) 2002 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot Tasting NotesThe 2002 Twomey


External Review
01/29/2009

Notes of pepper, dried herbs, damp earth, sweet cherry liqueur, and chocolate-infused coffee jump from the glass of the 2003 Merlot (96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc). Production was less than in 2002, with 9,315 cases made. It is a big, dense,


External Review
10/11/2008

The 2003 Twomey Merlot is a robust, yet elegant wine that balances intense fruit with suppleness. It displays a garnet color and a complex nose of plum, blackberry, dark chocolate and a hint of bay leaves. It has a smooth, velvety mouth-feel that builds to a crescendo of fruit and chocolate flavors and a lovely, long finish of black fruits and violets. Properly cellared this full-bodied Merlot should provide drinking pleasure until 2017.



All Prices

Shipping to:

The 2003 Twomey Merlot is a robust yet elegant wine that balances intense fruit with suppleness. It displays a garnet color and a complex nose of plum, blackberry, dark chocolate and a hint of bay leaves. It has a smooth, velvety mouth-feel that builds to a crescendo of fruit and chocolate flavors and a lovely, long finish of black fruits and violets. Properly cellared, this full-bodied Merlot should provide drinking pleasure until 2017.

Photos

1 2

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Merlot Top Lists








Snooth Media Network