Twomey Cellars by Silver Oak Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from North Coast, California

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Item No. 125658
  • red wine
  • WE92
  • W&S90
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.1%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

This 2011 Twomey Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is a perfect example of Pinot from this premier Mendocino County appellation. It has a vibrant blood-red plum color and a nose of fresh cranberries, strawberries, moist earth, Christmas spices and a hint of dark chocolate. This multifaceted wine has a fruit-sweet attack redolent of red forest berries. It expresses the essence of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir as it walks a fine line between detailed focus on the one hand and ripe, plushness on the other. It has a particularly long finish, displaying fine-grained tannins and perfect acid balance. Given proper cellaring, it will give drinking pleasure through 2022.

Critical Acclaim

"From the Ferrington and Monument Tree Vineyards, the latter now ownedby Twomey, this delicate Pinot has an aura of baked bread on the nose followed by just-ripe Bing cherry. With firm tannins and a subtletexture, it is a delight to drink and to pair. You couldn't go wrong with a pork roast swaddled in mushrooms."
92 Points

"This is a cool, marine-influence Pinot with a bright red glow of strawberry fruit. You might find oceanic hints of kelp and seashell within the heady aroma, or you might just chill it slightly and enjoy how easy it is to drink. "
90 Points

Learn About Twomey Cellars by Silver Oak Map ItMap It

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 North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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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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