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2008 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir "Olivet Lane"

Merry Edwards 2008 Olivet Lane Pinot Noir

Winery: Merry Edwards

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Olivet Lane"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: 700

KWG Score: 91.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: June 24, 2011

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot opens with a ripe black raspberry bouquet with a hint of black pepper and oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and loaded with fruit forward flavors. The flavor profile is a spicy black raspberry with notes of pepper and plum. The finish is rather dry and its sticky oak tannins hang around for quite some time. This Pinot from Merry Edwards is very sturdy for a Pinot. I would pair it with shrimp and chicken paella. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: On first impression, this wine is both delicate and intense. A fragrance of rose petals complements an underlying core of concentrated, ripe Queen Anne and Bing cherries. Sweet and mouthwatering, the aroma is complemented by hints of black pepper, licorice and dark chocolate. On the palate, it is elegant and smooth, showing off its trademark spicy, long finish.

Organic status: not organic

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