Twomey (Silver Oak) Merlot 2013 (Napa Valley, California) - [JS 90]

Twomey
(Silver Oak) Merlot 2013
(Napa Valley, California) - [JS 90]


Regular price $70.00 Sale price $56.97 Save $13.03
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Notes from the Winemaker:
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. "Some of the best grapes I've tasted in California." - Jean-Claude Berrouet (Consulting Winemaker on our Twomey Merlot).

Technical Data:
Vineyards: Soda Canyon Ranch Estate Vineyard
Composition: 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 14.6%
Barrel aging: 13 months
Barrels: 32% new, 31% oncefilled, 18% twice-filled, 19% stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness; 100% French oak

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Ruby, garnet
Aromas: Black cherry, coffee, licorice, creamy bright fruit
Palate: Chocolate-covered cherries, hoisin sauce
Finish: Full fruity finish buttressed by acidity
Mouthfeel: Elegant, nuanced, texturally plush, velvety tannins, soulful
Ageability: Will provide drinking pleasure through 2030 with proper cellaring
Pairings: Winery Chef Dominic Orsini’s Buttermilk Fried Quail or Roasted Duck Leg Salad

Ratings & Reviews


90 Points - James Suckling:
"Soft and easy merlot with green olive, plum and cherry aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now." - (May 4, 2016)