tel. 1 800-505-4850
1183 Dunaweal Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
Twomey Cellars originates in a single Napa Valley vineyard, the Soda Canyon Ranch, where Merlot grows with such extraordinary complexity that it calls for a wine of its own. Six times during the eighteen months of aging, the wine is racked from barrel to barrel in the soutirage traditional, which has been refined over centuries in Pomerol and remains the ideal way to clarify red wines to crystal-clear brilliance while drawing its fruit characteristics forward and softening its tannins. Essentially, the soutirage traditional is a slow, careful process of decanting the wine from one barrel to another without the disruptive effects of a pump. This marriage of classical French technique and an extraordinary California vineyard, results in Twomey's distinctive, complex, and rich expression of luscious fruit.
The Twomey story begins with a remarkable vineyard – the Soda Canyon Ranch in southeastern Napa Valley – which the Duncan family acquired in 1999. Planted with the finest French clones in well-drained volcanic soils, the vineyard enabled the Duncans and Winemaker Daniel Baron to fulfill a long-held dream: to produce a Napa Valley Merlot with the depth and concentration that characterize Merlots of true distinction.
Today, Twomey Cellars continues to make wines that reflect the very best of their vineyard and vintage. In 2000, we secured the nine-acre West Pin vineyard in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, legendary for its extraordinary Pinot Noirs. This provided the perfect opportunity to put our unique mark on this varietal by creating a handcrafted Pinot Noir that’s both delicate and charismatic.
We offer full itineary planning for your Napa wine tour at no extra charge.