Merry Edwards Wines

Legacy of Olivet Lane Collection: Limited Library Release

Winemaker's Comments

Merry Edwards Presents:
The Legacy of Olivet Lane Collection
Pinot Noir Vintages 2006-2011
2006 Olivet Lane Pinot Noir
92 points
“(P)recise varietal aroma of red cherries with hints of sweet spices and a dollop of crème brûlée and slightly toasty oak puts it out ahead of the crowd, and its full and impeccably balanced palatal impressions only add to its luster.”
Connoisseurs’ Guide, February 2009
2007 Olivet Lane Pinot Noir
95 points
“The ’07 vintage provides an example of Olivet Lane at its best. With a pure black cherry and spice nose and a subtle hint of the earth, the aromas simply pull you into the glass. On the palate the silky tannins remind you this is one of the stars of California Pinot Noir. And the complex layers of fruit and opulence are further evidence this is one outstanding Pinot Noir vineyard in the hands of a Pinot Noir genius.”
Robert Whitley,, Nov. 6, 2009
2008 Olivet Lane Pinot Noir
“Best of the Best”: 5 Stars
“Outstanding. Wines of such remarkable character and quality as to be in a class by themselves. Hefty, yet
well-balanced, dark chocolate and damson plum.”
Quarterly Review of Wines, Summer 2011
2009 Olivet Lane Pinot Noir
“Pinot of the Year”
“The finest Pinot Noir I’ve ever tasted from Merry Edwards, the person I call Miss Russian River Valley
– a stunner.”
Tom Simoneau, “The Good Food Hour,” KSRO Radio, Dec. 31, 2011
2010 Olivet Lane Pinot Noir
95 Points
“The pedigree of this rich Pinot Noir is evident right away in the mouthfeel, offering a silky and satiny texture, brightened with citrusy acidity. The flavors immediately kick in with a solid wall of red cherries, licorice, persimmons, pomegranates and cola. An exciting, complex wine to drink now, and it should gather momentum.”
Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast, March 1, 2013
2011 Olivet Lane Pinot Noir
97 Points
“This vintage of Olivet Lane is sensational, showing an earthy character on the nose that the French like to call ‘garrigue.’ This wine is all about dark fruits and spice, with a hint of anise and tremendous depth without losing its elegant persona. One of the finest California pinots I've tasted this year.”
Robert Whitley, Wine Talk, “Thoughts for the Year”
$645 per Vertical: Sold as a Collection Only
Legacy of Olivet Lane Collection: Limited Library Release