Merry Edwards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018
This wine is an absolute treat. Slow ripening fruit, abundant structure.
|100% Pinot Noir
|Bottle Size (ml)
|Top Notch pinot Noir
|Food Pairing Guide
|This Pinot is equally comfortable as a before-dinner treat or paired with an early course as part of a sumptuous banquet.
The exotic aroma shows off spicy notes of cardamom, tamarind, allspice and cinnamon. This expands into mouthwatering candied red cherries and berry fruits: red raspberries, wild strawberries, ripe boysenberries and juicy blackberries. Cocoa nibs, cola, white chocolate, candied violets, crème brûlée, caramel and just a hint of blood orange add layers of complexity. The palate echoes the theme of the aroma — intensified. The tannins are round and full, accented by bright acidity. Finely integrated oak complements the fleshy, succulent fruit mouthfeel. Unctuous flavours then taper into a satisfying, spicy black pepper 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 and clones from parcels across the Sonoma Coast showcases Merry’s skill as a blender. 100% destemmed.
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