Twomey Cellars Russian River Pinot Noir 2018 by SilverOak 92pts Wine Enthusiast
The 2018 growing season in the Russian River Valley was slow and steady, starting off brisk and relatively dry. This cooler weather pattern led to a long flowering period, but fruit set was not impacted and the resulting yields were higher than typical. The methodical pace of the vintage carried through the summer with moderate temperatures allowing for uniform ripening. Harvest was later than recent vintages, pushing into late September-closer to a more classic seasonal pattern. Both the extra time on the vine and the extended harvest window allowed warmer sites to be picked while still fresh and cooler sites to ripen fully. As a result, our 2018 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir has a wonderfully ripe profile with intensity and a generous structure that is complimented by a backbone of freshness and balance. 2018 was a classic Pinot Noir vintage.
- APPEARANCE Ruby
- AROMAS Black cherry, sage, red rose, tobacco
- PALATE Refreshing acidity balances opulent berry notes
- FINISH Cacao nibs compliment lingering dark fruit