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Professional Ratings: 90 Wine & Spirits
Region: Sonoma County, California
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Style: Smooth & Supple
Item no. 99232
Twomey's Pinot Noir originated in the Russian River Valley, an appellation legendary for its extraordinary Pinot Noir. The nine acre West Pin vineyard is an excellent site for this temperamental grape, with a climate that's cool enough to preserve its delicate character but warm enough to ripen the fruit consistently each year. The vineyard is planted with a mix of Dijon and Pommard clones, each contributing different characteristics to the final blend.
The 2007 Twomey Russian River Valley Pinot Noir beautifully expresses the ripe style of this iconic American Pinot Noir region. This wine has a deep, ruby color and a nose of rose petals, strawberries, black cherry and cola. It is full bodied and rich on the palate with flavors of black cherry liqueur and cinnamon, closing with a full, velvety finish of fine grained tannins and a supple elegance which this region is renowned for.
Fragrant strawberry and Rainier cherry scents fill this bright, brisk pinot. The fruit is clean and zesty straight through to the finish. Light tannins keep it tight and smoky.