Sunrise at Coopersmith Vineyard

2010 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Merry Edwards Wines

2010 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Winemaker's Comments

The attractive profile of this richly elegant Pinot Noir was created by blending together five individual lots of wine made from several different clonal selections. Grapes came from diverse sites within the cool area bordering the Sonoma County coast. Each vineyard is strongly influenced by its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean only 10 miles away.

Immediately mouthwatering, this coastal wine's beguiling aroma displays fresh blueberries, huckleberries and dark crushed raspberries. The showy, luscious fruit is fresh and lifted, laced with scents of lavender and sweet foxglove. Brooding dark cherry adds complexity, heightened even further by a touch of cinnamon, cardamom and kirsch. On the palate, tannins are firm, yet smooth and balanced, creating a long, silky finish. Appealing now, this Pinot will develop even more grace with aging.

Critical Acclaim

92 points

"Bright saline notes frame expressive fruit in the 2010 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast. A beautifully layered wine, the 2010 impresses for its length, finesse and balance. I very much like the sense of precision and cut here. Sweet floral notes meld into red berries and spices in this striking, delineated wine. The 2010 Sonoma Coast is another winner from Merry Edwards." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, April 2013