Twomey Merlot Napa Valley 750 mL

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Twomey Merlot Napa Valley 750 mL

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Sourced from the Soda Canyon Ranch in Napa Valley, Twomey Merlot is one of California's few single-vineyard Merlot wines, and is further distinguished as the only California wine to be made in collaboration with Jean-Claude Berrouet, longtime winemaker for Bordeaux's incomparable Chateau Petrus.

The project unites Jean-Claude and Twomey Winemaker Daniel Baron, who worked together in the 1980s and have remained in close contact ever since. The wine's expressive aromas, flavors and silky texture are amplified by a classic Bordeaux technique known as soutirage traditionnel, a technique that Daniel learned under Jean-Claude's tutelage. As the wine is aged in French oak, the winery periodically racks it from barrel to barrel, using the force of gravity rather than a pump. It's a labor-intensive process, but we love how it softens the tannins while clarifying the wine and heightening its aromatic qualities.