Twomey Cellars “Russian River Valley” Pinot Noir
Twomey Cellars is the child of a long legacy of wine making in California. Interestingly, the parent family of this winery is the founding family of Silver Oak in Napa. World-famous for their Cabernet Sauvignons, you might think it strange that they would then go on to create a winery that focuses on Pinot Noir. But then you taste the wines of Twomey Cellars and you realize that good winemaking can in fact span many grape varieties, as long as the grape and the land are respected. This family knows wine. And in their journey to make great Pinot Noir, they’ve intentionally sought out the most classic and special AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) from California to Oregon to highlight in their bottlings. Twomey’s winemaker, though American, earned his degrees in viticulture and oenology in Burgundy, and carries with him experience working at the first-class Domaine Faiveley. The whole point of the Twomey wines is to highlight the wonderfully unique and important differences between every one of their vineyards.
This is a gorgeous bottling, especially as an entry into understanding the nature of Russian River Valley Pinots and also the Pinots of California.
About This Wine
- Russian River Valley
- Pinot Noir
- "Goldridge soil:" decayed sandstone and loam
- Coq au vin, confit duck leg, game dishes, marinated shitake mushrooms