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2012 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir "Coopersmith"

Merry Edwards 2012 Coopersmith Pinot Noir

Winery: Merry Edwards

Vintage: 2012

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: $60

Cases produced: 835

KWG Score: 93 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: January 28, 2015

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from Merry Edwards is fabulous. It opens with fragrant black raspberry bouquet with a hint of cola. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced and very rich for a Pinot. The flavor profile is a tasty black currant and gentle blackberry blend with notes of integrated mild oak. I also detected hints of plum in the background. The finish is dry and its tannins are firm for a Pinot. They linger and last for quite some time. This is a big Pinot that can stand up to a steak. Enjoy it at your favorite steakhouse over the next decade. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This impressive Pinot has an expansive, mouthwatering aroma packed with syrupy dark fruit -- black raspberry, Bing cherry, black plum and blackberry. A generous dusting of its signature sweet cocoa captivates our attention. Fifty-eight percent new Francois Freres cooperage adds a rich oak dimension to an already complex sensory experience. The first sip wraps the tongue in a mantle of luscious, dark fruit. The mid-palate is opulent, building to a rich finish bursting with sweet, plush tannins and savory flavors. This wine literally expands with aeration, increasing in intensity as we explore it further -- a sure sign of long-term aging success.

Organic status: not organic

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