Twomey Napa Valley Merlot
Twomey Merlot is a single vineyard bottling sourced exclusively from our estate Soda Canyon Ranch in southern Napa Valley. There, Merlot clones produce balanced yields of small, intensely flavored berries.
In collaboration with consulting winemaker Jean-Claude Berrouet, previous winemaker at Chateau Pétrus, our Merlot blend captures the best of California’s fruit-forward style with the subtlety and restraint of Bordeaux.
13-16 months in barrel
French oak and stainless steel
Enjoy for up to 15 years with proper cellaring
Twomey Merlot’s expressive aromas, flavors and silky texture come from a classic Bordeaux technique known as soutirage traditionnel. As the wine ages we periodically rack it from barrel to barrel, using gravity and tools available only in France. It’s labor-intensive, but we love the way this time-honored technique softens the tannins while heightening the wine’s aromatic qualities.