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Date Printed: 5/23/2015
Merry Edwards Windsor Gardens Pinot Noir 2002
Merry Edwards Windsor Gardens Pinot Noir 2002
(search item no. 78787)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 5/23/2015: $68.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine's fragrance is seductive, an intriguing chorus of black raspberry, cassis and incense cedar. Showing true concentration both in aroma and on the palate, this soft, velvety Pinot Noir is structured with graceful tannins. The lengthy finish carries a note of toast, the oak elevating the impact of the opulent fruit. The 2002 Windsor Gardens has perfect symmetry; its grace and power will develop fully over the coming years. To highlight this stunning wine, serve a smoked duck risotto followed by roasted leg of lamb with fresh mushroom stew.
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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.