Twomey Cellars originates in a single Napa Valley vineyard, the Soda Canyon Ranch, where Merlot grows with such extraordinary complexity that it calls for a wine of its own. To showcase the brilliance and balance of these grapes, winemaker Daniel Baron and the owners of the vineyard, Ray Duncan and his family, incorporate the Old World, labor-intensive approach used by classified growths in Bordeaux. Daniel Baron, who learned to make wine this way while working with some of the greatest winemakers and cellarworkers of Pomerol and St. Emilion, demonstrates that the meticulous care involved provides a pure reflection of the Duncan's vineyard.
Created by the same family that produces the impressive Cabernets of Silver Oak Cellars, the 2002 Twomey Merlot is an intense, concentrated wine that combines power and finesse into a beautiful balance. It displays a very dark, ruby color and a velvety, voluptuous mouth-feel with flavors of cherries covered in dark chocolate. Another exceptional handcrafted wine created by the Duncan Family.
"...sexpot of a Merlot" and "very impressive!"
Wine Advocate, February 2005