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2008 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir "Klopp Ranch"

Merry Edwards 2008 Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir

Winery: Merry Edwards

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Klopp Ranch"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $57

Cases produced: 1,340

KWG Score: 94.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: August 11, 2011

Wine Review: This very opaque and dark purple colored Pinot Noir opens with a fragrant black raspberry bouquet with hints of black cherry and oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, very well balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a delicious black currant with notes of black raspberry, black licorice, and a touch of oak towards the end. The finish is dry and its well managed tannins are pleasantly prolonged. This Pinot would pair perfectly with a filet mignon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The character of this vintage seems a bit more exotic than usual, with allspice and juniper berries accenting a core of classic toasty, bramble-blackberry fruit. Cola, plum, bacon and cocoa add complex layers to the aroma. The palate is smooth and supple upon entry, becoming increasingly tarry and ripe with aeration. Tannins are bountiful but softly understated and lush leading to a stately, extended finish.

Organic status: not organic

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