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Merry Edwards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Iconic Russian River Pinot Noir from Merry Edwards
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Producer Merry Edwards
Country USA
Region California
Wine Type Red Wine
Grape Blend 100% Pinot Noir
Bottle Size (ml) 750
% Abv 14
Vintage 2018
Extra Info Russian River Pinot Noir
Food Pairing Guide Pairs beautifully with a farm-fresh egg frittata with mushrooms.
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Merry Edwards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is warmly opulent and sophisticated, this is an intense, inviting Pinot. It’s packed with ripe cherry, strawberry fruit leather, brambleberry and blueberry. This fruit expression is heightened by anise, earthy notes, well-integrated toasty oak, and a whisper of violets and white flower blossoms. Upon opening, the highly structured palate shows an energising interplay between bright, lively acidity and generous, silky tannins. It then broadens and mellows into a lingering, satisfying finale. Aromas follow through, providing a dynamic flavour spectrum and a peppery finish. Merry Edwards is like her wines – an intricate blend of artistic vision and scientific training, with a passion for the natural environment. With five decades of winemaking experience, Merry has earned the universal respect of winemaking peers, grape growers and scholars alike. Her pioneering work in clonal research has forever changed the Californian wine industry, and her UCD clone 37, or “Merry Edwards Selection”, has been a star performer in the Russian River valley since she established it in 1975. At home in the Russian River Valley since 1977, Merry Edwards has meticulously explored its hills, pockets, slopes and hollows, discovering small sites which, with the right rootstock, clone and farming techniques, produce exceptional quality grapes. Merry Edwards has been Certified Sustainable and all wines are vegan friendly.
This assemblage of different Pinot Noir vineyards within the Russian River Valley area showcases the art of blending. Grapes were 100% destemmed. 10 months ageing in 52% new oak from Doreau, D&J and F. Freres Coopers.
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