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2013 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir "Russian River Valley"

Winery: Merry Edwards

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River Valley"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $48

Cases produced: 4,815

KWG Score: 92 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: February 29, 2016

Wine Review: This dark violet colored Pinot Noir from Merry Edwards opens with a fragrant blackberry bouquet with hints of black raspberry and wet stone. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic, juicy and savory. The flavor profile is a mineral and mild smoky oak influenced ripe blackberry with notes of black raspberry. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. This Pinot would benefit from a little aeration. It is food friendly and would pair particularly well with veal saltimbocca. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Each year I enjoy the challenge of creating our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The resulting Pinot Noir reflects the personality of our region in bold style. The jewel-toned rich, ruby color portends an aroma that is revealed as fresh and appealing. Dark blue plum, red currant, hedgerow fruit and raspberry coulis come forward first. Deeper layers reveal hints of fragrant earth, warm brown spices and cocoa. In the mouth, the wine is juicy on entry, broad in the mid-palate and shows smooth, firm tannins on an extended finish. Supported by good acidity, the balance of this Pinot predicts excellent ageability.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Merry Edwards 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.

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