Merry Edwards Wines

2015 Meredith Estate Pinot Noir

Winemaker's Comments

As our foundation vineyard, Meredith Estate holds star status in our portfolio of Pinots. The intensive farming care we give this steeply sloping property in the Sebastopol Hills is paid back with ample rewards each harvest. In the years since planting in 1998, the ever increasing depth, richness and complexity of these wines continue to astound us.
 
The depth of color in this 2015 vintage portends an opulent Pinot, packed with dark brambleberry fruit, black cherry and laced with highly perfumed fraise du bois, grown on the forest floor. Scents of David Austin blood-red roses, creamy milk chocolate and warm spices − nutmeg and cardamom – complete its intense and unrestrained aroma.
 
The palate is velvety smooth following an enticing, generous entry. Lithe and muscular, this Pinot’s texture is well-proportioned and the acidity is bright and balanced. The tannins are refined and elegant yet lavish, creating a full, sustained finish. Delicious, lingering impressions are of savory mushrooms, caramel, cassis and lovely toasty oak. The complete, delectable profile fine-tunes this wine for a long, successful future.
 
My friend Teresa Tachovsky devised Rabbit Rabbit to pair with our 2015 Meredith Estate Pinot Noir. The tender rabbit, herbaceous pan juices and briny olives marry beautifully with the aromatic spiciness of the Meredith. Her just reward for this scrumptious recipe is a signed magnum of this wine. You may find this winner on our website at merryedwards.com.

Critical Acclaim

95 points
"Over the years the Meredith Estate has been one of the most reliable big guns in the Merry Edwards arsenal. The 2015 vintage is yet another in an enviable string of successes. Showing notes of bright raspberry and black cherry, this vintage is more fruit-driven than some, but without losing the structure and depth that set Merry Edwards Pinot Noirs apart. Robust and full-bodied, with inviting aromas of wood spice, this is a brilliant wine for tonight or you could lay it down in the cellar and properly age it for another five to seven years."
Robert Whitley, Wine Review Online, Jan. 2, 2018
 
93 points
"Soft, velvety, lush and broad, this is a full-figured, darkly brooding wine, steeped in concentrated flavors of strawberry and blackberry. Baked bread, milk chocolate and rose petals accent it well, with supportive, measured oak adding a touch of toast."
Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, March 2018
 
92 points
"Medium to medium-dark ruby; deep, ripe, spicy, black cherry fruit aroma with hints of dried herbs, forest floor, and mocha; medium-full body; rich, textured, earthy, cedary, red and black fruit flavors with good depth and structure; medium to medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Deserves several more years of bottle aging. Very highly recommended."
Nicholas Ponomareff, California Grapevine, January 2018

 

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Recipes

Rabbit Rabbit
Merry’s friend Teresa Tachovsky devised this recipe to pair with our 2015 Meredith Estate Pinot Noir.

Pan-Seared Duck Breast over Sweet Pea & Bacon Risotto
This delectable recipe was created by Jorge Castillo and Randal Joyner, and they have been rewarded with a magnum of Meredith Estate Pinot.

Grilled Eggplant Pizza
This dish was submitted by Shannon Simmons as a favorite vegetarian pairing with Meredith Estate Pinot.

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2015 Meredith Estate Pinot Noir