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2016 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir "Olivet Lane"

Merry Edwards 2016 Olivet Lane Pinot Noir

Winery: Merry Edwards

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Olivet Lane"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $68

Cases produced: 715

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 5 reviews)

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

Review date: February 10, 2019

Wine Review: This ruby colored Pinot Noir from Merry Edwards is impressive. It opens with plum and orange bouquet with a hint of cola. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and very approachable. The flavor profile is a tasty, but gentle plum with notes of faint oak and refined minerality. I also detected hints of cinnamon and cherry-cola in the aftertaste. Its long and lingering gentle dry finish goes on for a while. This impressive Pinot would pair very nicely with grilled Colorado lamb chops with lavender. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A complex, showy and exciting wine, its aroma is packed with baked cherry pie, dark blackberry jam and cherry cordial. Profuse scents of violet, lavender and red roses add elegance and depth. Savory hints of olive tapenade, cola, black pepper and rich French oak complete the portrait. Sweet fruit expands warmly and aromatically on the palate. This Pinot is profoundly mouthwatering with richness that builds, balanced by classic Russian River Valley acidity. It begs to be paired with food. Pair with roasted quail with leek, fig and mushroom stuffing.

Organic status: not organic

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