Merry Edwards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

$45.99
Item No. 117424
  • red wine
  • WE94
Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Grapes from the Sonoma Coast appellation give us the opportunity to create a blend unique in its cool-climate profile. For this wine, we source vineyards located to the south and west of the town of Sebastopol. These sites are directly influenced by fog and breezes emanating from San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Primarily planted to the new generation of Dijon clones, these vineyards also host a small proportion of two older California selections ? Pommard and Swan.

The opening fragrance of this Pinot reveals scents of crushed, sweet red cherries, ripe raspberries and jasmine tea. As the appealing aroma expands and unfolds, its floral perfume exhibits hints of violets, blueberries, licorice and nutmeg. The palate is sweet and savory with a smooth, sleek mouthfeel and fine-grained tannins extending the full finish. This wine's gentle, approachable character belies its potential for long-term aging.

Critical Acclaim

"Hard to keep from falling in love with this wine. It’s so luscious in bright, spicy wild cherry, raspberry and root beer flavors. With a satiny texture and brilliant acidity, it’s stunningly drinkable now, but should hold and develop over the next six years."
94 Points

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In 1997, Merry Edwards established her eponymous brand with a focus on producing Pinot Noir from the finest vineyards in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. in 2008, she and her husband, Ken Coopersmith, completed their new winery on the site of the Coopersmith Vineyard. In addition to this property, their estate vineyards now include Cresta d'Oro, Flax, Georganne, Meredith...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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