2016 Merry Edwards Sonoma Coast Pinot NoirPinot Noir from United States
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"This attractive Sonoma Coast Pinot is lively and bright from the outset. The nose literally pops with a potpourri of wild berries, perfumed rose petals, lavender and spice. Sw...
- 93 Wine & Spirits
- 93 Wine Enthusiast
- 92 Wine Review Online
- 92 Anthony Dias Blue - Tasting Panel
93 Wine & Spirits
A blend of five vineyards, this wine captures the fresh flavors of black raspberries, tiny wild blueberries and cool fir-tree notes. It’s completely ripe, almost inky in its richness, even as the structure keeps it skinny, wild and tense. A beautiful take on Merry Edwards’s rich style of pinot noir, this will satisfy wine drinkers looking for richness, as well as those looking for structure and freshness in their coastal reds."
93 Wine Enthusiast
"Sultry red fruit is seasoned in cardamom and baking spice with a lovely lilt of orange peel that accentuates the underlying acidity. Thick and concentrated on entry, the wine settles into a velvety smooth and floral expression of coastal crunchy fruit."
92 Wine Review Online
"The line-up of five 2016 Pinot Noirs from Merry Edwards is her best ever, in my opinion. The five include this one from the Sonoma Coast, three single vineyard ones, Klopp Ranch, Flax Vineyard and Meredith Estate, from the Russian River Valley, and one labeled just “Vintage 20,” a blend of her top barrels from those and other vineyards she created to celebrate her 20th vintage. The Sonoma Coast, lighter (but by no means light) and fruitier than the others reflect the relative coolness of the Sonoma Coast. Although weighing in at only fractionally less alcohol (14.3 percent) versus the 14.5 percent of the others, it comes across and being far less ripe than the alcohol suggests. Its lively flavors dance on the palate. More fruit-focused than the other bottlings, it still delivers engaging spiciness."
92 Anthony Dias Blue - Tasting Panel
"Tangy cherry nose; silky and toasted, dense and juicy with ripe cherry and spicy flavors; rich, intense and elegant."
"This attractive Sonoma Coast Pinot is lively and bright from the outset. The nose literally pops with a potpourri of wild berries, perfumed rose petals, lavender and spice. Swirl a glass of this wine – scents of luscious strawberry-rhubarb pie, peach and citrus blossoms, pomegranate and red currant are revealed. Savory notes of sage, prosciutto and cedar are also present, complementing the profusion of fruit.
Balanced, elegant and graceful, this wine’s focused aromatic complexity glides evenly onto the palate. A flashy mouthfeel offers racy acidity, a perfect foil for the mellow, smooth tannins. The finish is lasting and sustains its fresh impression throughout." - Winery
93 - Wine & Spirits
93 - Wine Enthusiast
92 - Wine Review Online
92 - Anthony Dias Blue - Tasting Panel
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|