Merry Edwards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015

$48.99

SKU 6772186

750ml

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Ripe red raspberries, blueberry pie, dark cherry preserves and blue plums vie for attention in the intense aroma. Floral scents of lilac and roses are apparent along with cola, milk chocolate and savory mushrooms. Fine French oak frames all this abundance, providing lushness without being overbearing. Generous fruit spills over into the palate. Added to this are flavors of artisanal chocolate-hazelnut spread, fig compote, lingonberries and cocoa powder. The acidity is lively, the mouthfeel is full and juicy, the finish long. Every swirl of the glass reveals more, promising long life for this Pinot Noir, and beckons the sampler to take just one more sip.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Merry Edwards
Alcohol/vol 14.4%
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastMade from grapes sourced from several sites across the appellation, this shows deft winemaking skill in its velvety, gritty texture and beautiful aromas and flavors of cured meat, rose petal and Asian five spice. Bright acidity lifts the tones of cranberry, rhubarb and mushroom earthiness, with a touch of crushed stone.

Virginie Boone, March 1, 2018
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Wine SpectatorStarts plump and generous, then tightens, as the cherry, blueberry and raspberry flavors put on a cloak of tannins. Drink now through 2025. 4,300 cases made.

James Laube, 2018