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2007 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir "Olivet Lane"

Merry Edwards 2007 Olivet Lane Pinot Noir

Winery: Merry Edwards

Vintage: 2007

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: $60

Cases produced: 590

KWG Score: 91.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: December 12, 2009

Wine Review: This dark red Pinot from Merry Edward opens with a slightly musty mild red raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and very approachable. The flavor profile is a gentle plum and mild black raspberry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins linger and stick around for a little while. This Pinot would complement grilled salmon with lemon butter in the near term. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The color of a scarlet-red rose, this Pinot shows immediate appeal as its mouthwatering aroma literally pours from the glass. Masses of cherries – Queen Anne, Black, Bing and even scents of homemade cherry pie – fill the glass. The focused fruit character is complemented by a dash of white pepper, molasses, caramel and red licorice. Silky and elegant, the palate is rich with supple tannins, while a hint of rose petals dusts the velvet finish. Its old vine heritage gives this wine an understated power and sure potential for long term aging.

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