Did you know that Twomey Cellars is part of the Silver Oak family of Napa Valley fame. It is a "sibling" or "sister winery" definitely not a second label where varietals other than Cabernet Sauvignon are made with the same handcrafted and high quality attention to detail that is synonymous with Silver Oak. Twomey Cellars originated in 1999 when the Duncan family, owners of Silver Oak, acquired the Soda Canyon Ranch in southeastern Napa Valley. In fact, Twomey is the maiden name of Ray Duncan’s mother. Today with vineyards in Napa and Sonoma County, Twomey produces primarily Merlot and Pinot Noir. Sauvignon Blanc is the latest offering and 2014 represents the first vintage for winemaker Erin Miller. Congratulations.
Often overshadowed by California Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc is becoming increasingly more popular and versatile as a food friendly wine. Instantly recognizable by its distinctive aroma, the wine is refreshingly vibrant and crisp with citrus overtones and a long finish. A beautiful wine, we recently enjoyed a bottle first as an aperitivo and then with seared Ahi tuna and salmon. Either way, it was perfect.
For the entire month of May 2015 we are offering the Twomey Cellars 2014 Sauvignon Blanc at the reduced price of $40 per 750 ml bottle, or $10 per glass. I think you will like this wine.
The Twomey tasting room, located at the intersection of Highway 29 and Dunaweal Lane, one mile south of Calistoga, is open from 10 am until 5 pm, Monday through Saturday, and from 11 am until 5 pm on Sunday.
Tel: 707 942 2489. The winery website is: www.twomey.com