Twomey Napa Valley Merlot 2003

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The 2003 Twomey Merlot is a robust yet elegant wine that balances intense fruit with suppleness. It displays a garnet...

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The nose launches with pepper and spice, along with intense fruit, led by plum, pomegranate, and blackberry, mixed with wafts of wet leather and da... Read more

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

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

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Snooth User: Wine Fire
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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: connie7899
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4.00 5
08/01/2008

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


Snooth User: rkobat
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5.00 5
07/23/2009

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


External Reviews for Twomey Napa Valley Merlot

External Review
10/12/2008

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.


External Review
01/30/2009

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
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


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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.

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.

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