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Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2010
"The attractive profile of this richly elegant Pinot Noir was created by blending together five individual lots of wine made from several different clonal selections. Grapes came from diverse sites within the cool area bordering the Sonoma County coast. Each vineyard is strongly influenced by its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean only 10 miles away. Immediately mouthwatering, this coastal wine's beguiling aroma displays fresh blueberries, huckleberries and dark crushed raspberries. The showy, luscious fruit is fresh and lifted, laced with scents of lavender and sweet foxglove. Brooding dark cherry adds complexity, heightened even further by a touch of cinnamon, cardamom and kirsch. On the palate, tannins are firm, yet smooth and balanced, creating a long, silky finish. Appealing now, this Pinot will develop even more grace with aging." -Winery
Merry Edwards handcrafts artisanal Pinot Noirs, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma, CA.
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One of California’s first woman winemakers, Merry Edwards career has been nothing short of astounding. Starting at the venerable Mount Eden Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains in 1974, she went on to become the founding winemaker at Matanzas Creek in 1977. Merry has consulted for countless wineries, large and small, throughout California and Oregon. In 1997 she founded Merry Edwards Winery, with a focus on producing Pinot Noirs with a sense of place from Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast. This 2010 is beautiful example. 92 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and 92 from Antonio Galloni who said "Bright saline notes frame expressive fruit in the 2010 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast. A beautifully layered wine, the 2010 impresses for its length, finesse and balance. I very much like the sense of precision and cut here. Sweet floral notes meld into red berries and spices in this striking, delineated wine." Extremely Limited!
On first impression, the aroma is pure fruit -- fresh blackberry, dark plum, black raspberry and huckleberry. Add to this currants, strawberry jam, cassis and cherry pie. Sarsaparilla, Lapsang Souchong tea, cocoa, roasted-toasty oak and a bit of vanilla bean round out this Pinot's complex persona.