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.
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A rich wine that displays great depth and concentration. The fruit for this wine is sourced exclusively from our Soda Canyon Vineyard in southeastern Napa Valley. This Merlot has a dark garnet color and heady aromas of black cherry compote, nutmeg, roasting coffee and violets that seem to burst... more
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The 2012 Twomey Estate Sauvignon Blanc has a light straw color with green highlights. It has an enticing nose of guava, honeydew melon, pineapple, custard apple, wet slate and lime zest. On the
palate, it has a fruit sweet attack and a fleshy mid-palate that retains crispness due to perfect acid... more
The 2011 Twomey Russian River Valley Pinot Noir has a red rose petal to ruby color. It has a nose of potpourri, strawberry jam, conifer bark, wild chanterelles and black truffle with hints of cinnamon, ginger and chocolate. On the palate, the wine is fruit-sweet and very full-bodied with flavors of... more
Our 2011 Estate Sauvignon Blanc has as a light golden hay color with green edges. The aromatics burst forth with sweet custard apple, green melon and lemongrass notes accentuated by hints of fresh guava, candied pineapple, cream and brioche. On the palate, flavors of bright lime peel and citrus... more
The 2011 Twomey Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a beautiful wine driven by pure fresh fruit. It has a medium-dark ruby color and a nose of cherry pie with hints of raspberry, jasmine and rose petal. It has a vibrant fruit-sweet attack, elegant body and a juicy berryladen mid-palate. The finish is round... more
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... more
The 2010 Twomey Anderson Valley Pinot Noir has a brilliant color of red rose petals and a nose of wild strawberries, raspberries, roses, violets and a hint of bay leaf. The palate explodes with fresh ripe berries and floral notes, and progresses to a velvety midpalate
followed by a long finish... more
The 2010 Twomey Russian River Valley Pinot Noir has a dark ruby-red hue and a nose of blueberries, blackberries, red currants, fresh rose petal, violets and a hint of spearmint. On the palate, it has a refined attack with a beautiful balance of fruit and floral influences, a
silky mid-palate and a... more
Our 2010 Twomey Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc has a light straw-yellow color and a dynamic nose of honeydew melon, citrus blossoms, white jonquil, guava, custard apple and pie crust. It has beautiful acid balance, great mouthfeel without heaviness and a long clean finish redolent of lime zest and... more
Our 2010 Twomey Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir displays a color of red rose petals. This beautiful wine strikes a delicate balance of wild strawberry, dried rose petal and white truffles nuanced by spicy notes of nutmeg and allspice. It has a gentle fruit-laden attack that crescendos to a lovely, plush... more
Our 2009 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir has a ruby color with purple highlights and a complex nose of fresh rose petals, lilacs, candied apples, sweet baking spices and a hint of peppermint. It has a rich, broad attack on the palate and notes of caramel, butterscotch and ripe, red fruit. This... more