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2013 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir "Klopp Ranch"

Winery: Merry Edwards

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Klopp Ranch"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $63

Cases produced: 1,320

KWG Score: 93.5 (based on 6 reviews)

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

Review date: June 5, 2016

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from Merry Edwards is very good. It opens with a plum and black currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, smooth and rich for a Pinot. The flavor profile is a ripe plum and blackberry blend with notes of black currant jam. I also detected hints of oak and mild minerality. The finish is dry and its flavors are nicely prolonged. This big boy Pinot would pair nicely with slow cooked beef brisket. – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The careful farming done at Klopp Ranch has resulted in a string of successful, highly lauded Pinot Noirs. This vintage exhibits great site typicity personifying the core nature of Russian River Valley. The aroma nearly explodes out of the glass with cocoa, hedgerow fruit, rich cassis, white pepper and sarsaparilla. Toasted brioche, caramel and savory prosciutto add more rich flavors. The entry is smooth, building in fine tannins and viscosity through the midpalate to a dynamic, complex, lingering finish.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Merry Edwards 2013 Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir.

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