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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Twomey Cellars by Silver Oak Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2009
Twomey Cellars by Silver Oak Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 110139)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2009 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir has a bright ruby-red color and a complex, evolving nose of wild strawberries, black plums, fresh rose petals and wild mushrooms with hints of cinnamon and spearmint. On the palate, the wine begins with a fruit-sweet attack quickly followed by notes of baking spices, blood orange and berries and finishes with notes of bittersweet chocolate and black cherry framed by fine-grained tannins. This wine has perfect acid balance and the notions of forest fruit linger for minutes on the palate.
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About Twomey Cellars by Silver Oak:

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, Daniel Baron, developed his passion for Merlot during the early 1980s while working in Pomerol and St. Emilion. He had always hoped to make a California Merlot with a French sensibility, but for many years lacked access to fruit with the characteristics he required. When the Duncan family acquired Soda Canyon Ranch and Daniel realized it was planted with top-flight French clones, Daniel’s long-held dream of producing a Napa Valley Merlot with depth and concentration became reality.

The Duncan Family’s spirit of innovation would lead them to discover new varietals when in 2000, they secured the nine-acre West Pin vineyard in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, legendary for its extraordinary Pinot Noirs. Several years later, they acquired a winery in Healdsburg where the Pinot Noirs are now produced. Twomey is dedicated to producing Pinot Noir that achieves the greatest balance & expression from four top California appellations, including Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley, Anderson Valley and Santa Maria Valley. Twomey’s newest offering is Sauvignon Blanc, a crisp, refreshing wine that originates at the family’s estate vineyard in Calistoga. Today, Twomey Cellars is run by Managing Partners and brothers David and Tim Duncan. Founding winemaker Daniel Baron and Winemaker Ben Cane carry out their vision of making wines that eloquently express their vineyard and vintage.