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2008 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Merry Edwards Wines

2008 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Winemaker's Comments

Grapes from the Sonoma Coast appellation give us the opportunity to create a blend unique in its cool-climate profile. For this wine, we source vineyards located to the south and west of the town of Sebastopol. These sites are directly influenced by fog and breezes emanating from San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Primarily planted to the new generation of Dijon clones, these vineyards also host a small proportion of two older California selections -- Pommard and Swan.

The opening fragrance of this Pinot reveals scents of crushed, sweet red cherries, ripe raspberries and jasmine tea. As the appealing aroma expands and unfolds, its floral perfume exhibits hints of violets, blueberries, licorice and nutmeg. The palate is sweet and savory with a smooth, sleek mouthfeel and fine-grained tannins extending the full finish. This wine’s gentle, approachable character belies its potential for long-term aging.

Critical Acclaim

94 points

Hard to keep from falling in love with this wine. It's so luscious in bright, spicy wild cherry, raspberry and root beer flavors, with a satiny texture and brilliant acidity. Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast, Aug. 1, 2011

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