Black cherry, coffee, licorice, creamy bright fruit.
Chocolate-covered cherries, hoisin sauce. Mouthfeel is, nuanced, texturally plush, velvety tannins, soulful. Full fruity finish buttressed by acidity.
Grapes for Twomey Merlot come exclusively from our Soda Canyon Ranch in southeastern Napa Valley. This vineyard's rolling hills of volcanic soils are tightly planted with French Merlot clones, selected for their low yield of small, intensely flavored berries. In this mild climate, tempered by cool breezes and morning fog, Merlot ripens slowly and develops rich black-fruit character and extraordinary complexity.
September 2 – 28, 2013
13 months barrel aged. 100% French oak; 32% new, 31% once-filled, 18% twice-filled, 19% stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness. Will provide drinking pleasure through 2030 with proper cellaring.
Winery Chef Dominic Orsini’s Buttermilk Fried Quail or Roasted Duck Leg Salad.