Sunrise at Coopersmith Vineyard

2010 Coopersmith Pinot Noir

Merry Edwards Wines

2010 Coopersmith Pinot Noir

Winemaker's Comments

This vineyard gem captures the heart of all who visit us here at our winery, nestled amid the rolling hills of Laguna Ridge north of Sebastopol. Only six and one-half acres, its diminutive size belies the generous wines it has consistently produced, year after year. It’s almost as if the wines made from these grapes have taken on the inspired persona of my husband, Ken Coopersmith – gregarious, full-bodied and big-hearted!
 
The fragrant aroma of this Pinot unfolds with luscious, mouthwatering black raspberries, laced with dark chocolate – a consistent signature for this wine. Crushed black fruit, syrupy blue plums, black tea, cinnamon and anise expand its broad profile. Bountiful fruit overflows onto the palate leaving in its wake a memory of mellow, yet firm tannins on the long, lavish finish. As the vineyard approaches its 10th birthday, this vintage shows a wonderful, mature balance throughout.

Critical Acclaim

95 points

"Merry Edwards' signature of exceptional deliciousness and drinkability, coupled with seemingly neverending depth. Made using fruit sourced from the winery's vineyard in the cooler southwestern part of the valley, near Sebastopol, this is rich in acids and soft tannins, but the flavors set it apart. Notes of raspberry, cherry, cola, tea, licorice, pepper and sandalwood abound and evolve with every sip." Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast, March 2013

96 points

"This very complex vintage from Merry's Coopersmith vineyard pulls you in with an inviting forest floor aroma on the nose, followed by layers of red and black fruit on the palate, with earthy nuances and a pleasant hint of vanilla spice on the back end. It is beautifully balanced, combining the opulence of ripe fruit with firm structure and a touch of minerality. It is a superb example of Russian River Valley pinot noir at the top of its game." Robert Whitley, Wine Review Online, March 2013

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