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2012 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir "Klopp Ranch"

Merry Edwards 2012 Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir

Winery: Merry Edwards

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Klopp Ranch"

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: 1,382

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: June 1, 2015

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from Merry Edwards was well received by our mini tasting group. It opens with a mild boysenberry and black raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is rich and fruit forward black raspberry with notes of oak and plum. I also detected hints of strawberry and cherry-cola. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. This Pinot is food friendly and would pair well with beef bourguignon. Enjoy

Winemaker Notes: Every year I have the luxury of choosing the best lots of Klopp Ranch to compose our final blend. This wine opens with an opulent salvo of sweet blackberries, currants, boysenberries, lingonberry jam and raspberry coulis. Scents of multicolored rose petals, lavender and violets lend an intriguing fragrance. Deeper layers reveal notes of Lady Grey tea, anise and even a bit of dark stone fruit. Ten months barrel aging in French oak, 63 percent new, lends depth and a spicy richness. Round, lush tannins build on the palate to a strong finish showing an accent of slight minerality. Good acidity heightens these tannins, enhances the aroma and portends long-term ageability -- classic for Klopp Ranch Pinots.

Organic status: not organic

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