Our 2009 Twomey Soda Canyon Vineyard Merlot is a rich wine that displays great depth and concentration. The fruit for this wine is sourced exclusively from our Soda Canyon Vineyard in southeastern Napa Valley. This Merlot has a dark garnet color and heady aromas of black cherry compote, nutmeg, roasting coffee and violets that seem to burst from the glass. It has a bright entry and a soft, velvety, mouth-coating, mid-palate replete with flavors of juicy berries, roasting coffee and a hint of dark chocolate. This full-bodied, complex wine lingers on the palate with a long, harmonious finish. According to our Winemaking Consultant, Jean-Claude Berrouet, “This wine expresses the sensual side of Merlot, beautifully complemented by original, exotic notes thanks to the California sun.” With proper cellaring, this beautiful Merlot will continue to give drinking pleasure through 2026.