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.
Art Martin returns as a second-time champ in our Win a Magnum Contest. For this wine he has composed a scrumptious Roasted Pork Belly with Bourbon Brown Sugar Glaze. We kitchen tested this dish at the winery, and our staff gave it a big thumbs-up! Serve this along with oven-baked garlic potatoes and fresh steamed carrots laced with butter and parsley. You, too, can join the fun by submitting your own original recipe. You may find this one on our Recipe Page at www.merryedwards.com.
"(C)omplex in flavor and long on the palate; a very fine wine that is supple in texture, intense and ripe in character, quite rich, and well balanced, with a long, lightly tannic finish. In aroma/flavor, it tastes of plum, cherry, toast, caramel, and spicy oak. Wonderful wine."
Restaurant Wine, December 2012
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"Rich yet compact, with tight crushed rock, ripe plum and wild berry flavors that are intense, focused and slow to unfold, ending with a touch of graphite and smoke."
James Laube, Wine Spectator, March 31, 2013
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