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Twomey Cellars by Silver Oak Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2008

Twomey Cellars by Silver Oak Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

Price: $47.99
Item No. 104550
  • WE91
  • BH90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Our 2008 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir was sourced from McDougall Ranch, Putnam Vineyards, Gap's Crown and Rodgers Creek. These vineyards are sustainably farmed.

The 2008 growing season started cool and dry, carrying over the drought effects from 2007. The dry weather continued into April when a number of frosts followed by a warm, breezy bloom combined to create a small and intense crop of berries. Summer weather was mild and temperatures rarely exceeded 90°F. The notable lack of fog enabled the grapes to develop intense color and tannin quickly. The smaller crop size combined with warm late summer temperatures pushed harvest dates earlier than expected. With this vintage we were able to strike a fine balance between aromatic and flavor development on the one hand and retention of fresh acidities and firm tannins on the other.

The fruit was harvested during the cool early mornings then immediately sorted and destemmed. Whole clusters were added to open-top fermenters. The must underwent a seven-day cold soak to gently extract the grapes' delicate flavors and color. Each clone from each vineyard was fermented separately to allow the greatest expression of each site. The cap was punched down every six hours to further extract color and aroma. Following fermentation the free run juice was drained and the wine was gently pressed off the skins. The wine was aged for 13 months sur lies in 100% French Burgundy barrels, 40% new.

Critical Acclaim

"A very fine Pinot Noir that shows deep, impressively ripe flavors of raspberry and cherry tart, red currant, licorice and Asian spices, with a rich coating of smoky oak. It’s entirely dry, and has a brisk scour of acidity. Seems best now and for the next few years."
91 Points

"A ripe yet cool and fresh nose that, like the Anderson Valley cuvée, is very pinot in character introduces rich, delicious and relatively generous medium-bodied flavors that possess fine depth and length. While there is a trace of back-end warmth, it's not enough to really compromise the balance. Very solid quality. 90/2014+"
90 Points

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Twomey Cellars originated with a remarkable vineyard, the Soda Canyon Ranch in southeastern Napa Valley, which the Duncan family - owners of Silver Oak Cellars - acquired in 1999. Planted with the finest French clones in well-drained volcanic soils, the Merlot that is grown there possesses such extraordinary complexity that it calls for a wine of its own. Silver Oak's winemaker,...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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