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2010 Twomey Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir

ITEM 8393210 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8405046 2 $30 Aug 28, 2022
I8177183 2 $31 Apr 17, 2022
I8177183 1 $30 Apr 17, 2022
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RATINGS

92Wine Enthusiast

...shows that vineyard’s balanced structure, with fine acidity and tannins framing cherry, red currant and cola flavors laced with minerality.

PRODUCER

Twomey

Twomey Cellars has wineries in Calistoga and Healdsburg and vineyards in Napa Valley and in Russian River Valley. The winery was established in the late 1990s when brothers David and Tim Duncan purchased a vineyard in the Soda Canyon Ranch area of southeastern Napa Valley. The Duncan family owns Silver Oak Cellars and in 2000 they acquired a 9-acre vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Winemaker Daniel Baron worked in Pomerol and St.-Emilion before becoming a Napa Valley winemaker. Twomey produces Merlot, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.

REGION

United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria Valley

Santa Barbara County is not an AVA, but a region just south of San Luis Obispo that includes the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley appellations. Wine has been produced in the area since the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted vineyards. It wasn’t until the 1990s, however, that producers focused on growing premier grapes for fine wines. During the 1990s more than 10,000 acres of vineyards were planted, and today there are nearly 20,000 acres of vineyards. The region received a big bump in recognition and prestige when the popular film “Sideways” was shot there in 2004. Because the region is affected by maritime weather, it is relatively cool climate makes it ideal for Chardonnay. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and an increasingly adventuresome number of varietals are also grown successfully in Santa Barbara County.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.