Twomey Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2020
The 2020 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir presents as a beautiful, complex expression of the region, highlighting the pretty aromatics of wild red berries, flowers and spice. On the palate, this wine has the firm and fine structure we love from the region, showing the density and body of the warm season with a mouthcoating, long finish and persistence on the palate.
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From the Family of Silver Oak Founded in 1999 by the Duncan Family of Silver Oak, Twomey combines experience and a sense of curiosity with the exploration of expressive vineyards for its wines—made to be savored with family and friends. Twomey pursues and sustainably farms sites from Central Coast California to the Willamette Valley in Oregon that reveal a delicate balance between site-specificity and classic regional characteristics.
Anderson Valley, located in Mendocino County just above Sonoma County, is one of California’s coolest AVAs, allowing it a long growing season. Only 15 miles long, the region makes a slice eastward through the mountains, from the frigid Pacific Ocean. Dramatic diurnal temperature variations here preserve grape acidity and thus freshness in the finished wines. These are prime conditions for growing Pinot Noir, and the valley produces many fine versions. Characteristics of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir typically include crisp acidity, cranberry and strawberry notes as well as earthy notes of forest floor and mushroom.
Still Pinot Noir, however, is only part of the story. Pinot Noir, along with Chardonnay, are also grown for Anderson Valley’s exceptional sparkling wines. Produced via the traditional method, these offer a classic toasty note from lees aging, bright, complex fruit notes and a clean, refreshing character.