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2015 Twomey Soda Canyon Ranch Merlot

Location: Napa Valley, California

Soda Canyon Ranch 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.

Wine Details

Barrel Aging

13-16 months in barrel

Barrels

French oak and stainless steel

Ageability

Enjoy for up to 15 years with proper cellaring

First Vintage

1999

Wine Characteristics

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.

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