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2010 Merry Edwards Chardonnay "Olivet Lane"

Merry Edwards 2010 Olivet Lane Chardonnay

Winery: Merry Edwards

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Olivet Lane"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: 980

KWG Score: 93 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: March 2, 2013

Wine Review: This yellow colored Chardonnay from Merry Edwards opens with a musty oak influenced apple and lemon like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a gentle oak infused Anjou pear with hints of almond and honey. The finish is dry and its slides away nicely. This is a very food friendly Chard. I would pair it with chicken and wild mushroom ravioli smothered in a creamy butter sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: We are excited to present our first single-vineyard Olivet Lane Chardonnay to you! What a privilege to be able to make wine from these 38-year-old vines. My friend Bob Pellegrini allowed me to select the exact rows for this production and then do a special thinning to heighten quality. The resulting rich wine is irresistible! Picking up a glass of this wine, its lovely platinum hue portends the opulent character to be revealed. The deeply mouthwatering aroma is creamy with scents of nutmeg, vanilla and luscious crème brulee. The palate opens with inviting flavors of papaya and ripe persimmon, balanced by a fresh accent of minerality on the extended, full finish.

Organic status: not organic

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