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2011 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir "Flax Vineyard"

Merry Edwards 2011 Flax Pinot Noir

Winery: Merry Edwards

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Flax Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $54

Cases produced: 640

KWG Score: 93.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: June 8, 2014

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from Merry Edwards opens with an inviting boysenberry bouquet with a hint of plum. The flavor profile is a ripe blackberry and smoky oak blend with hints black pepper, tea and touch of anise. This finish is dry and its flavors linger for quite some time. This Pinot should probably be aged. In the near term it would pair well with short ribs. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: A vintage of outstanding character, this Pinot displays a bright, high-toned aroma with ripe plum, juicy red huckleberry and perfumed rose. Subtle toasty oak adds an earthy element, while a dash of shaved chocolate and black tea completes the profile. The entry to the palate is smooth yet precise, showing good acidity and excellent structure. These attributes ensure the long-term aging potential that is traditional for wines from this hillside along Westside Road.

Organic status: not organic

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