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2017 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir "Bucher"

Merry Edwards 2017 Bucher Pinot Noir

Winery: Merry Edwards

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Bucher"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $63

Cases produced: 580

KWG Score: 92.8 (based on 5 reviews)

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

Review date: January 15, 2020

Wine Review: This ruby colored Pinot Noir from Merry Edwards opens with a black cherry and black plum bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, balanced, round and smooth. The flavor profile is a mild mineral and oak influenced black cherry with hints of blackberry tea, herbs and spices. The finish is dry and its flavors, gentle acidity and faint tannins drift away nicely. I would pair this Pinot with a pork shoulder roast with figs, garlic, and Pinot Noir. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This dramatic Pinot is destined for bigness! The extremely dark color is a reflection of its brooding aroma, which seems, for now, to be somewhat restrained but with pulsing undercurrents poised to break free with time. Violets, cassis, dark cherry, blackberry and black raspberry are interlaced with scents of sarsaparilla, leather and alpine forest. There is good carry-through of these aroma components into the palate. The intense mouthfeel is dense with firm, age-worthy, ripe tannins. It blossoms and broadens at the midpalate, revealing firm acidity and a cascade of cocoa, cherry and toasty oak at the finish line.

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