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2000 Twomey Merlot

ITEM 8460513 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8471051 1 $30 Oct 9, 2022
I8471020 1 $30 Oct 9, 2022
I8373373 1 $41 Aug 7, 2022
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RATINGS

91Robert M. Parker Jr.

...a voluptuous, chocolate, coffee, berries, toasty oak, and caramel-scented offering with candied black cherry and currant fruit. It is impossible to resist this decadently-styled blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

89-92Stephen Tanzer

Smoky, roasted French oak sweetens the currant syrup, black cherry and mocha aromas. Lush and sweet but firm, with sexy, complex flavors of currant, gunflint, mocha, meat, minerals and oak spices.

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, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Merlot

The Merlot grape is such a deep blue that it is named for the blackbird. It’s an early ripening grape and one of the primary varietals used In Bordeaux. Merlot is also grown in the "International style," which is harvested later to bring out more tannins and body.