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Twomey Bien Nacido Pinot Noir 2018


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As our Pinot Noir offerings expanded, we sought out the cool, foggy and then-emerging Anderson Valley region for its ability to produce wines of restraint and finesse.

As this AVA gained notoriety for its vibrant and bright California Pinots, we built a relationship with Ferrington Vineyard. Fruit from this site alone produced our first Twomey Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, which has since expanded to include our Monument Tree and Bearman Bend vineyards.


APPEARANCE: Dark ruby AROMAS: Kirsch, black raspberry, rich black truffle notes PALATE: Focused and complex MOUTHFEEL: Supple, layered tannins provide structure FINISH: Broad with flavours of orange peel and dark spice

NOTES FROM THE VINEYARD: Evocative of years past in Anderson Valley, cooler temperatures followed the touch of warmth in February that kicked o the 2018 growing season. Spring was not as warm as in recent years, which led to an elongated bloom. Fruit set was steady and timely, followed by a mild summer that extended veraison late into the season.

The daily diurnal shifts—an Anderson Valley hallmark—were moderated by the cooler summer temperatures with few heat spikes that allowed the fruit to mature slowly and steadily, lengthening the growing season. This presented a balanced, healthy crop with enticing intensity of freshness, concentration of fruit flavor and full phenolic development—the ideal situation for growers and winemakers.

The vintage was enchanting and memorable, which translated with ease into the wine.

VINEYARD Monument Tree Vineyard, Estate Owned Ferrington Vineyard Middle Ridge Vineyard

HARVEST DATES September 5-28, 2018 ALCOHOL 13.9% AVERAGE BRIX 23.7º BARREL AGING 14 months in barrel; 8 months on primary lees BARRELS 100% French oak; 24% New WHOLE CLUSTER 37% RELEASE DATE May 2020

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