Original
59 Ratings
Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
$59.99 USD
Buy Now

Wine Details

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) It’s always a delight to put together our Russian River Valley Pinot blend. This gives me the opportunity to highlight the key attributes of our gorgeous appellation. The 2014 vintage combines selected lots of wine produced from nearly all of our properties, creating a true kaleidoscope of aromas and flavors. Grapes from Georganne, Meredith Estate, Coopersmith, Warren’s Hill, Flax, Klopp Ranch and Olivet Lane each contribute distinctive features to the complexity of this bottling. Terroirs range from Westside Road in the north, Laguna Ridge and the Santa Rosa Plain midregion, and Green Valley and Sebastopol Hills to the west and south, respectively. Multiple clones are part of this, too – Pommard, Martini, Swan, Dijon 115 and 667, and my own Merry’s UCD 37.

Winemaker's Notes

Crafting a wine which incorporates the diversity of our region into a single, focused expression is an invigorating and challenging task. It allows me the annual opportunity of blending to highlight the kaleidoscopic character of Pinots from our appellation. This year’s cuvée includes twenty small production lots of wine made from seven different vineyards showcasing Russian River Valley. Echoing the mood of the harvest, the personality of this wine conveys a strikingly pure fruit character read more...Crafting a wine which incorporates the diversity of our region into a single, focused expression is an invigorating and challenging task. It allows me the annual opportunity of blending to highlight the kaleidoscopic character of Pinots from our appellation. This year’s cuvée includes twenty small production lots of wine made from seven different vineyards showcasing Russian River Valley. Echoing the mood of the harvest, the personality of this wine conveys a strikingly pure fruit character. The deep garnet color is a prelude to its ripe, dark fruity aroma. Nearly all the descriptors common to Pinots from our Valley come to mind – black cherry, cola, blueberry, black currant and raspberry are tinged with rich cocoa, chocolate and nutmeg. Each time you return to the glass, another intriguing layer reveals itself. The rich fruit carries forward into a boldly structured palate which is bright yet smooth with a seamless, luxurious finish. This substantial wine pairs well with lively food flavors. Merry created a new dish she named Chicken Valentine, which was shared with friends on February 14th. For this tasty entrée, chicken is rubbed with spices, and then oven roasted with oil cured olives, pancetta and wine. You can find this, and other family favorites, on the recipe page at www.merryedwards.com. Barbequed pork loin is always a great option with Pinot. Ken makes his own apple butter and uses it as a base for the marinade. He likes to presents this with a mélange of mushrooms, stir-fried in olive oil, and served with oven roasted baby potatoes. (hide)