Sunny, breezy, and low seventies seemed like a great excuse to open a magnum of wine for the weekend. This was purchased about 18 months ago directly from David Duncan/Twomey thanks to the efforts of Tom Laengle. Bouquet of cassis, black cherry and plum, more of the same on the palate, extremely mouth filling and decadently rich on the mid palate, the second best bottle of this wine that I have ever enjoyed, elegant, medium/big body and long, long, luscious finish and aftertaste. This is Merlot Bordeaux style!
Magnum purchased from Silver Oak/Twomey Library on 2/25/15 Silver Oak Napa Valley Release Day. Saved one half the magnum to drink tonight, stored overnight in the refrigerator, lovely nose of black cherry fruit, touch of blackberry, white pepper, and dusty earth/minerals, more of the same on the palate, elegant tasting, rich fruit, medium/big body, at its peak, slight oxidation showing tonight, long fruity finish and aftertaste.
Magnum purchased from Silver Oak/Twomey Library on 2/25/15 Silver Oak Napa Valley Release Day. Lovely nose of black cherry fruit, Sumatra coffee, cassis, and dusty earth, more of the same on the palate, elegant tasting, rich fruit, medium/big body, at its peak, drink up unless you have perfect storage or magnums, long fruity finish and aftertaste.
Won a bottle at Winebid.com auction. Nose of dark cherry fruit with a touch of Sumatra coffee, cassis, and briar, more of the same on the palate, elegant and mouth filling, easy sipping wine, bottle and taste shows okay storage conditions, at its peak, drink up unless you are lucky enough to own large format bottles.
Opened this bottle last night, have bottles in the cellar and wanted to assess ageing potential, lovely nose of black cherry fruit with hints of herbs and spices, more of the same on the palate, mouth filling and tasty this night, medium/long finish.
Luscious wine, best of last four bottles consumed. Lovely nose of dark cherry fruit, more of the same on the palate with a touch of leather and cedar and herbs, elegant and mouthfilling, so good, I drank the entire bottle in one night.
The first release of Twomey Merlot, about 65 cases made, tasted 7 times, my wine group of 8 people, 5 bought a bottle that day. This bottle showed slight brick red but bright and very dark color, with hints of dark black cherry fruit and touch of cedar on the nose, mouth drying merlot taste that was silky smooth and elegant, hints of black cherry fruit on the palate, medium, soft finish, tannins that were present 3 years ago are gone, just delicious for a merlot. Twomey has a new winemaker hired 6 months ago, he worked at Chateau Petreus so the merlot will get better.