2009 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir "Russian River Valley"
Winery: Merry Edwards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River Valley"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Russian River Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 3,985
KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 5 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: June 11, 2012
Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Pinot Noir opens with a fragrant and inviting pomegranate and acai like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and juicy. The flavor profile is a rich black raspberry jam with notes of red beet and old oak. I also detected a hint red cherry. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors linger for some time after the wine is gone. I would pair this wine with grilled salmon. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: For 2009, I made my selection from Klopp Ranch, Meredith Estate, Coopersmith and Olivet Lane. Pulling from our best vineyards, I was able to form a blend that reflects the ebullient profile of the entire Russian River Valley. The first clue to the exceptional nature of this vintage is reflected in the deep garnet color of this Pinot. Then follows the strikingly impressive aroma - ripe and rich, packed with dark cherry, blue plum and lingonberry. Cola and cocoa powder dust the fragrance along with floral notes and a savory undercurrent. The largess of the fruit spills over into the palate resulting in a deeply succulent mouth-feel. There is a sophisticated balance here, found in the seamless evolution of this wine from start to finish.
Organic status: not organic
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