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Merry Edwards Wines

2005 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Winemaker's Comments

Personified as a woman, this wine would be a stylish gymnast, a poised beauty with power and grace. My elegant and lively Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir presents beguiling charms and a strong, supple structure.

To capture the forward fruit and length on the palate, I composed this blend from five diverse vineyard sources and multiple clones. The wine aged for ten months in fifty-two percent new oak barrels crafted by my favorite French coopers.

Floral aromas of rose petals and violets give way to delicate fraises de bois, boysenberry and cherry flavors. The wine has a silky texture with mature, sleek tannins, and the ripe, juicy fruit carries through a long, glorious finish. I anticipate this Pinot Noir to flourish in the bottle for many delicious years.

Fresh figs wrapped in prosciutto, grilled apricots stuffed with Affinois cheese, wild mushroom ragout, freshly caught mountain trout — this Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a wine for all seasons. My husband Ken Coopersmith and I enjoy it with a variety of first course dishes, complementing pure flavors with plush texture.

Critical Acclaim

“(S)mooth and supple with bright cherry and raspberry and a whisper of sage.”, Nov. 14, 2007

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2005 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir