2018 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

$59.95
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Cranberry sauce and mixed berries greet the nose with classic accents of earth and potpourri. The medium bodied palate shows a compelling blend of broad tannins and minerality, plus a pretty seductive acidity touched by smoky oak. This bright, spicy Pinot Noir is a juicy treat paired with even spicier food.

Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Winemaker:
Heidi Von Der Mehden
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
9 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak Barrels; 52% New
Appellation:
Sonoma
Sub-Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1044741
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Vinous

The 2018 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is a fabulous introduction to these wines. Bright and juicy, the 2018 captures all of the natural radiance of the Russian River while retaining terrific nuance and vibrancy. Ripe red/purplish fruit, rose petal, spice and mint all race out of the glass. Perfumed floral notes resonate on the finish. The 2018 is so delicious - it is the sort of bottle that is opened and then immediately finished.

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Wine Enthusiast

Supple in tannin and earthy in black tea, this appellation wine is delicious, with depth and freshness. Lively acidity boosts a core of dark cherry, pomegranate and cherry—the fruit well contrasted in nutmeg and clove.

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Wine Advocate

The 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley has a nose of cranberry sauce and baked rhubarb with accents of blood orange, tea leaves, earth and potpourri. The medium-bodied palate is bright and spicy, soft and juicy with an amaro-laced finish.

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Wine Spectator

Sanguine notes to the ripe red and dark fruit flavors are backed by crisp acidity. Firm tannins on the finish, with peppery hints. Drink now through 2022. 5,650 cases made.