LEGACY Pinot Noir is the last wine Merry and current Winemaker Heidi von der Mehden made together before Merry's retirement. A wine of dazzling depth and structure, LEGACY is the embodiment of Merry's trust that Heidi, her hand-selected successor, would carry Merry's legacy into the future. The blend features Merry and Heidi's favorite Pinot Noir barrels from the 2019 harvest of Meredith Estate. It was only appropriate that this important milestone wine, released during the 25th anniversary of the winery, come from the first vineyard Merry Edwards ever owned.
“The 2019 Legacy Pinot Noir is a one-time cuvée that represents the last wine blended by Merry Edwards with the new winemaker Heidi von der Mehden. It comes from a block in the flagship Meredith Vineyard, the very first property purchased by Merry Edwards. Matured in about 60% new French oak, it has a medium ruby-purple color and savory aromas of red and black cherries, woodsmoke, bacon fat, mint chocolate and dark spices. The full-bodied palate is powerful and concentrated with gently chewy tannins, rounded acidity and a flavorful finish.”
Erin Brooks, The Wine Advocate, July 2022