Original
75 Ratings
Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2007 Vintage) On first impression, this wine reveals an intensely fragrant aroma, rich with fraise du bois, blueberry, rose petals and dried violets. Swirl the glass and you will find mouthwatering layers of licorice, cola and sassafras that continue to unfold, adding even more to its complexity. Crushed fruit teases and broadens the palate with its sun-dried sweetness. The tannins are firm, while the finish is finely tuned, smooth and creamy with a hint of jasmine tea. Meredith Estate is classically designed for long-term aging; the serious collector will be amply rewarded for his patience.

(2007 Vintage) 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)