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2021 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir "Coopersmith"

Merry Edwards 2021 Coopersmith Pinot Noir

Winery: Merry Edwards

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Coopersmith"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $70

Cases produced: 400

KWG Score: 95 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)

Review date: June 1, 2023

Wine Review: This ruby colored Pinot Noir from Merry Edwards opens with a teaberry and cedar bouquet with hints of lavender, cinnamon, and red raspberry. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is wonderful. It is nicely balanced, fresh, and very silky. The flavor profile is a very tasty stewed red plum, red currant, and fine stony minerality. We also detected notes of cedar and mushroom with hints of cherry, fig paste, and orange zest. The finish is dry, and its polished and refined tannins fade away nicely. The Tasting Panel would pair this food friendly Pinot with hunters’ schnitzel, truffle pasta, or with chicken marsala. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The Coopersmith vineyard, is planted exclusively to the Merry Edwards Pinot Noir clone known as UCD37. UCD34 produces grape clusters with tiny, concentrated berries. These lovely, little berries help us grow wines that are deep in color and rich in tannins, with a luscious texture and sumptuous mouthfeel. The 2021 vintage of this wine is dense and dark colored. It prepares us for the aromas coming from the glass: Mocha, milk chocolate and vanilla dance with black pepper and anise. The weighty entry is creamy and plush followed by clean acidity and persistent, balanced tannins. Cherry cordial and a bit of tangerine and rhubarb mingle on the lingering finish. We encourage you to make a roasted pork belly with bourbon brown sugar glaze as your pairing for this wine.

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