Twomey Napa Valley Merlot 2011

$49.99

Twomey Merlot Silver Oak's new small-production Merlot made in limited quantities. It's a fantastic version of what Merlot can achieve in California. Order the new release now while its available! Several years ago, the owners of Silver Oak Cellars found the Soda Canyon Ranch vineyard in Napa Valley 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, they created Twomey Merlot. The winemaker is Daniel Baron, who also makes the famous Silver Oak Cabernets and this extraordinary wine will have you become a Merlot fan all over again.Wine & Spirits "Top 19 Most Popular Merlots"

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"Odedi" Delectable Pro

It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a nice one from Napa Valley. Ruby in color with a wide reddish/ brick rim. Fruity nose of red cherries, oak, earth, strawberries, red currants, spices, peppercorn, tobacco, alcohol, herbs, light vegetables and pencil lead. Medium plus in body with medium acidity. Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, strawberries, red currants, oak, tobacco, vegetables, earth, coffee and peppercorn. Medium length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries. This is a very tasty Merlot from Napa Valley. This 9 year old is tangy and spicy. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel. Not from the best vintage, but good by itself or with food. A nice wine at this point. Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me. Might be a little expensive, but you have to pay for the name (from the house of Silver Oak). I had it blind (after 30 minutes of airtime) and it did not feel like a Merlot at all. I actually did not like it. After three hours of airtime, it opened up and showed the complexity. After 5 hours in the decanter, it becomes spicy and very tangy. I paired it with grilled chicken and veggies. 14.5% alcohol by volume. 91 points. $60.

It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a nice one from Napa Valley. Ruby in color with a wide reddish/ brick rim. Fruity nose of red cherries, oak, earth, strawberries, red currants, spices, peppercorn, tobacco, alcohol, herbs, light vegetables and pencil lead. Medium plus in body with medium acidity. Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, strawberries, red currants, oak, tobacco, vegetables, earth, coffee and peppercorn. Medium length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries. This is a very tasty Merlot from Napa Valley. This 9 year old is tangy and spicy. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel. Not from the best vintage, but good by itself or with food. A nice wine at this point. Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me. Might be a little expensive, but you have to pay for the name (from the house of Silver Oak). I had it blind (after 30 minutes of airtime) and it did not feel like a Merlot at all. I actually did not like it. After three hours of airtime, it opened up and showed the complexity. After 5 hours in the decanter, it becomes spicy and very tangy. I paired it with grilled chicken and veggies. 14.5% alcohol by volume. 91 points. $60.

9.1

Katrina Van Aller Delectable Pro

Northern California Sales Manager, Silver Oak/Twomey Cellars

You don't know what you are missing!!!

You don't know what you are missing!!!

9.9

Sean Genn Delectable Pro

Red fruit. Smooth and balanced

Red fruit. Smooth and balanced

9.0

Edward Nelson

Pretty good stuff from last night. Drinking the cellar during the COVID-19 virus.

Pretty good stuff from last night. Drinking the cellar during the COVID-19 virus.

9.3

Jason McLaren

Full bodied. Not the best vintage. Oak. Had to breathe

Full bodied. Not the best vintage. Oak. Had to breathe

9.3

Joe Gillies

Ok but def not worth the price. This is what I'd imagine they were talking about in the movie Sideways. An overpriced average soft fruity merlot.

Ok but def not worth the price. This is what I'd imagine they were talking about in the movie Sideways. An overpriced average soft fruity merlot.

8.5

Joshua Crisp

Dark cherries, blueberries, and plums give way to basil, brambles, sun-dried tomatoes, and soft leather on the nose. Plums and dark chocolate coat the palate, leaning out to sweet leather, black olives, fresh dark currants, and finishing oily. Intriguing salinity throughout - though lacking a lot of tannic structure, probably better with some red meat.

Dark cherries, blueberries, and plums give way to basil, brambles, sun-dried tomatoes, and soft leather on the nose. Plums and dark chocolate coat the palate, leaning out to sweet leather, black olives, fresh dark currants, and finishing oily. Intriguing salinity throughout - though lacking a lot of tannic structure, probably better with some red meat.

8.9

Heidi McKinney

Let it breath

Let it breath

8.8

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