Merry Edwards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016

"This Pinot Noir reflects the personality of our region in bold style. The jewel-toned rich, ruby color portends an aroma that is revealed as fresh and appealing. Dark blue plum, red currant, hedgerow fruit and raspberry coulis come forward first. Deeper layers reveal hints of fragrant earth, warm brown spices and cocoa. In the mouth, the wine is juicy on entry, broad in the midpalate and shows smooth, firm tannins on an extended finish. Supported by good acidity, the balance of this Pinot predicts excellent ageability." —winemaker
Manufacturer: Merry Edwards
Availability: In stock
SKU: 35368
$16.00 (23%)
"Far too often a Pinot producer's appellation bottlings are not given their full due and are seen as being less worthy of attention than those bearing the name of a specific vineyard, but experience teaches that is not always the case and no better example exists than this inviting effort. It is a fairly big, but very well-built wine that is generously fruited with the structure to age into better, and it shows the very careful winemaking that we have come to expect from Merry Edwards. It is delicious now, but we would counsel against hasty drinking as it is a good three to five years away from its increasingly complex best." —Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine

"Herbal and forested in savory elements like rose petal and black tea, this is a gorgeously rich and round red wine, a true showcase of the appellation and sure to please a crowd. Red and black cherry are met by wild strawberry and lush waves of depth." —Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Products specifications
Vintage 2016
Country United States
Varietal Pinot Noir
Size 750ML
Region California
Sub Region Russian River Valley
Wine Enthusiast 91
Connoisseurs' Guide 92
Wine Types Red Wine
ABV% 28.8