TWOMEY CELLARS, SODA CANYON RANCH, MERLOT
NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA 2014
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With 44-year veteran winemaker Jean-Claude Berrouet of Chateau Petrus on board, Silver Oak's owners David and Tim Duncan have struck gold with their 2014 Twomey Soda Canyon Ranch Merlot. As one of California's most iconic wineries, Silver Oak has defined tradition in Napa Valley all the while pioneering and developing traditions of their own. Coining the catch phrase "Life is a Cabernet', this family winery is seen as a specialist of Cabernet, having endeared themselves to the wine-drinking public for over 40 years. Their Cabernets continue to sell out at a record pace year after year and they've continued to produce wines of extraordinary balance. They are unwavering in their respect to their own Silver Oak traditions and consistently release their wines four years after the vintage (two years in barrel and two years in bottle), a commitment few premium wineries can match. Their ability to respect tradition while standing as a symbol of innovation would seem nearly impossible, yet Silver Oak has perfected this balancing act with the creation of their Twomey Soda Canyon Ranch Merlot. Stepping away from the Cabernet spotlight, the quality, attention and excellence that has gone into their Merlot is astounding and absolutely rewarding for anyone looking to drink a world-class wine from a Merlot master.
Acquired in 1999, Soda Canyon Ranch is situated on the first bench off the Napa Valley floor in southeastern Napa Valley. The superb vineyard offers a hilly terrain, well drained volcanic soils and is planted with closely-spaced classic Bordeaux varieties. This site is the primary source of their Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet, and due to the mild temperature, cool breezes and morning fog, it is the perfect terroir for producing world-class Merlot - allowing the grapes to ripen slowly, developing extraordinary complexity and rich-black fruit character. Following the purchase of the vineyard, the Duncan family purchased a Calistoga winery to house their newest project, and Twomey Cellars was born. Twomey was the maiden name of David Duncan's grandmother and chosen to represent the family's ownership of their newest winery. Their first releases were crafted by Daniel Baron, a winemaker of 30 years whose love of Merlot stemmed from his time working in Pomerol, and in 2012, they brought in an industry titan, Jean-Claude Berrouet of Chateau Petrus, to truly bring this wine to another level. He has continued to elevate the quality of the fruit from this incredible site and has employed various time-honored Bordeaux techniques such as soutirage traditionnel, a labor-intensive practice of racking the wine from barrel to barrel using gravity to soften the tannins while intensifying the aromas. The 2014 Soda Canyon Ranch Merlot was aged in a combination of new and used American and French Oak, along with a small portion of stainless steel, and aged for 13 months in barrel prior to bottling. Followed by two years in bottle, this is the first time the 2014 has been released. Perfectly capturing the best of California and Bordeaux, this is a wine you don't want to miss!
*Offer is NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with the wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in July/August 2018. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CT, NY, TN and WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.