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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Merry Edwards Russian River Pinot Noir 2008
Merry Edwards Russian River Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 117423)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $48.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a cohesive assemblage of seven different vineyards and sixteen meticulously crafted wines. Farming is tailored specifically to each vineyard block, to allow the fullest expression of its singular terroir. Once harvested, the specific choices we make in winemaking technique further enhance each site's unique personality. The final composition of the blend embodies the best qualities of our appellation, resulting in a virtual rainbow of aromas and flavors.

From the outset, this Pinot captivates with its jewel-like quality. The aroma has many facets ? dark cherry, rich plum and chocolate. As you swirl it in your glass, the complexity unfolds and expands, manifesting accents of licorice, vanilla bean and spicy oak. An enticing, succulent entry on the palate opens with masses of ripe fruit and a hint of earthiness, while firm, tarry tannins fill the extended finish. This wine will surprise you with its age-worthiness!

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About Merry Edwards:

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 Estate and Sanchietti. They continue to partner with several dedicated local growers to supplement this estate production. Along with the two regional blends, six vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs are bottled. In 2001, a barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc was added to the portfolio.