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2008 Meredith Estate Pinot Noir

Merry Edwards Wines

2008 Meredith Estate Pinot Noir

Winemaker's Comments

It is with great pride that we introduce the 2008 vintage from our own Meredith Estate -- a full decade after its planting in 1998. The vines have matured beautifully over the past several years and now produce wines of expanded depth and intensity. We feel our investment in this lovely Sebastopol Hills property, located on the southern edge of Russian River Valley, is yielding wonderful results!

A dramatic Pinot, it virtually leaps out of the glass, totally capturing our attention. When we explore a glass of this wine, our first impression is a rich, mouthwatering perfume of violets and blueberries. With further aeration, multiple layers reveal aromas of candied black cherry, cocoa and cinnamon. The palate is generous with masses of dark fruit. Its tannins are smooth, sleek and richly integrated -- imparting a silky plushness to the mouth. Superbly balanced acidity gives this Pinot an elevated feeling as though it’s a poised dancer -- a true indication of longevity.

Critical Acclaim

95 points

"As deep, as rich and as well appointed in persistent fruit as any of its stablemates, the Pinot Noir from Ms. Edwards' home property is perhaps the best bred of them all. It is at one and the same time weighty and beautifully balanced, and its composed combination of ripeness, sweet oak and fresh cherries puts it on the track for certain improvement with age. Its sense of vigor and fruity stamina makes us think that it could grow for a decade or more, and, if given the choice, we would exercise patience and wait for at least four or five years before pulling its cork. Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, June 2011
 
94 points / Cellar Selection

Wine Enthusiast magazine, August 2011

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