2004 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
This wine will convince any Pinot Noir lover that Russian River Valley produces the main course of all Pinots. Blended from grapes grown in five of the region’s most acclaimed vineyards – including Meredith, Klopp and Olivet Lane – the wine delivers all that our appellation is famous for – luscious fruit, plush texture and supple tannins.
Beginning with the cold soaking of whole berries, I vinified the grapes from each vineyard separately, then blended the lots to highlight the kaleidoscope of appealing qualities so typical of our region. Ten months in fifty-two percent new French oak barrels elevated the wine’s generous fruit aromas and flavors.
Succulent red fruit, exotic brown spices and a gentle hint of white tea introduce this complex wine. Sweet and luxuriously soft, the wine offers a bounty of pleasures on the palate. The elegant finish is long, rich and creamy.
"Merry Edwards has Russian River Pinot Noir down, defining it here with the delicate scent and velvet texture of a rose petal." Wine & Spirits, February 2007
"A mélange of grapes from five Russian River Valley vineyards including Meredith, Klopp and Olivet Lane, this is a powerfully lush Pinot. Packed full of dark berry richness, it’s as seductive as Pinot gets." Leslie Sbrocco, Wine Review Online, Sept. 5, 2006
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