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2011 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir "Georganne"

Merry Edwards 2011 Georganne Pinot Noir

Winery: Merry Edwards

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Georganne"

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: 745

KWG Score: 91.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: April 12, 2014

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark ruby colored Pinot Noir opens with a ripe black cherry bouquet with a hint of currant, smoke, and rhubarb. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, robust and studier than most Pinot's. The flavor profile is a ripe plum and oak blend with notes of minerality. We also detected a hint of dark chocolate and pomegranate. The finish is dry and its flavors linger nicely. The panel fell this was a Cab drinkers Pinot. They suggested pairing it with a New York strip steak. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This wine's opening salvo is a mouthwatering, concentrated fragrance of black cherry with an attractive smoky, toasty edge. With gentle aeration, deep layers of rich, dark fruit continue to unfold in the form of ripe blueberries, lingonberries and black raspberries accented with mocha, licorice and freshly ground espresso. In the mouth, this luscious Pinot is plush with velvety tannins creating a nonstop finish of excellent length.

Organic status: not organic

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