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Merry Edwards Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir 2012

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750ML / 14.3% ABV
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750ML / 14.3% ABV

Winemaker Notes

This wine opens with an opulent salvo of sweet blackberries, currants, boysenberries, lingonberry jam and raspberry coulis. Scents of multicolored rose petals, lavender and violets lend an intriguing fragrance. Deeper layers reveal notes of Lady Grey tea, anise and even a bit of dark stone fruit.

Ten months barrel aging in French oak, 63 percent new, lends depth and a spicy richness. Round, lush tannins build on the palate to a strong finish showing an accent of slight minerality. Good acidity heightens these tannins, enhances the aroma and portends long-term ageability -- classic for Klopp Ranch Pinots.

Critical Acclaim

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WE 93
Wine Enthusiast
Klopp is a mix of California and Burgundy clones, one of the producer's finest offerings every year, made in an opulent, balanced style. Lush layers of strawberry and cherry are surrounded by truffle-like dirt. The wine is concentrated in tannin and subtle oak, while anise marks the measured finish. The wine will benefit from time in the cellar through 2020.
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WS 90
Wine Spectator
A rustic, tannic style, with density and charm. Fans of minerally, gravel-laced Pinots will find this especially alluring, as the focus mixes the fruit and gravel elements proportionally. Drink now through 2022.
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Merry Edwards, California
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Merry Edwards Winery was founded in 1997 and produces critically acclaimed terroir-driven Pinot Noirs and Sauvignon Blanc using site-specific viticulture in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations. Over two decades, Merry assembled a stellar collection of vineyards and with her meticulous attention to detail crafted Pinot Noirs of immense depth, elegant structure and exceptional longevity. Her Sauvignon Blanc is among the most sought after in the world.

Now a Certified California Sustainable Winery, the brand entered a new chapter after Merry’s retirement. Merry’s handpicked successor, Winemaker Heidi von der Mehden, and Winery President Nicole Carter have taken up exactly where Merry left off and will continue to make wines treasured by legions of Merry Edwards’ fans well into the future.

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A standout region for its decidedly Californian take on Burgundian varieties, the Russian River Valley is named for the eponymous river that flows through it. While there are warm pockets of the AVA, it is mostly a cool-climate growing region thanks to breezes and fog from the nearby Pacific Ocean.

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir reign supreme in Russian River, with the best examples demonstrating a unique combination of richness and restraint. The cool weather makes Russian River an ideal AVA for sparkling wine production, utilizing the aforementioned varieties. Zinfandel also performs exceptionally well here. Within the Russian River Valley lie the smaller appellations of Chalk Hill and Green Valley. The former, farther from the ocean, is relatively warm, with a focus on red and white Bordeaux varieties. The latter is the coolest, foggiest parcel of the Russian River Valley and is responsible for outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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