2017 Merry Edwards Russian River Pinot NoirPinot Noir from United States
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"Putting together this blend is always an intriguing exercise and shows how often the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Ten vineyards are represented here, span...
- 93 Wine Enthusiast
- 92+ Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 90 Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
93 Wine Enthusiast
"This wine is tangy and fresh, with lively acidity carrying flavors of red cherry, cranberry and blueberry. Lifted tones of rose and white pepper counteract a full-bodied richness and complements the lushness of the fruit. -VB"
92+ Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"Moving to the Pinot Noirs, the appellation 2017 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley spent 9 months in French oak. Its ruby color is followed by impressive notes of black raspberries, spiced black cherries, earth, and hints of incense. Rounded, supple, nicely concentrated, and with fine yet present tannins, this is a classic Pinot Noir that's going to keep for at least 7-8 years, possibly longer."
90 Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
"Medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley opens with crushed stone, black cherries, cranberries, earth and hints of charcuterie and pepper. It’s medium-bodied with savory flavors, a grainy frame and seamless freshness, finishing long. 5,100 cases produced."
"Putting together this blend is always an intriguing exercise and shows how often the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Ten vineyards are represented here, spanning the breadth and depth of our region. Five of our estate properties are featured in the mélange. The clonal selections include both old and new — UCD37, 23, Pommard and Swan, along with Dijon 115, 667 and 777. With this diversity, the Pinot created is a wonderful, kaleidoscopic reflection of our valley.
Warmly opulent and sophisticated, this is an intense, inviting Pinot. It’s packed with ripe cherry, strawberry fruit leather, brambleberry and blueberry. This fruit expression is heightened by anise, earthy notes, well-integrated toasty oak, and a whisper of violets and white flower blossoms.
On the opening, the highly structured palate shows an energizing interplay between bright, lively acidity and generous, silky tannins. It then broadens and mellows into a lingering, satisfying finale. Aromas follow through, providing a dynamic flavor spectrum, finishing with a peppery salvo." - Winery
93 - Wine Enthusiast
92+ - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
90 - Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|