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2014 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir "Coopersmith"

Winery: Merry Edwards

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Coopersmith"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $66

Cases produced: 865

KWG Score: 93.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: April 2, 2017

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from Merry Edwards opens with a cranberry, strawberry and red plum bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a black raspberry and oak blend with notes of minerality. We also detected hints of dark chocolate and anise. The finish is dry and its favors and moderate tannins linger nicely. This very tasty Pinot Noir would pair nicely with Colorado lamp chop. Enjoy. – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This diminutive, 6-acre vineyard surrounds our winery in the deep, sandy soils of Laguna Ridge here in Russian River Valley. My husband, Ken, and I had the good fortune to purchase this property in 1999. How lucky we were! Like a faceted garnet, the appearance of this wine portends what’s to come in the glass. Rich, mouthwatering and enticing, this dramatic Pinot captivates us with its intense dark cherry, brambleberry, blueberry and signature cocoa powder. This opening flourish is followed by star like bursts of sarsaparilla, hoisin sauce, cognac, violets and fig. In the mouth, the theme of dark fruit and chocolate is intensified. Though the tannins are generous, the palate is velvety smooth. The finish is mouth-filling, with a crescendo of creamy vanilla in the lingering aftertaste.

Organic status: not organic

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