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2017 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir "Olivet Lane"

Merry Edwards 2017 Olivet Lane Pinot Noir

Winery: Merry Edwards

Vintage: 2017

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: 730

KWG Score: 93.2 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: July 22, 2019

Wine Review: This ruby colored Pinot Noir from Merry Edwards was very popular in our recent blind tasting. It opens with a fragrant cherry-vanilla and blueberry bouquet with hints of graphite and dried flowers. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and nicely balanced. The flavor profile is black cherry with notes of black plum and red currant. We also picked up some hints of blueberry and chocolate. The finish is dry with fine tannins that have nice length. The group thought this Pinot did not need food and was one to just drink and enjoy! - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This is an exceptional, standout vintage from Olivet Lane vineyard. Its forward aroma is plush with cherry, berry cordial and black currant jam, all wrapped in a sumptuous coat of rich, toasty oak. Sidelights of perfumed rose petals, sweet vanilla and milk chocolate act as a counterpoint to its fruit-forward core. On the expressive palate, bright underpinnings of acidity help accentuate and unfold the deeply layered fruit. Fine tannins create a lush mouthfeel. The parting impression we have of this Pinot is that of a dark-chocolate-covered cherry filled with liqueur. Take the time to linger over this wine — it has much to reveal!

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