Merry Edwards Wines

Fabulous Flax: Limited Library Release

$540.00

Winemaker's Comments

Merry Edwards Presents:
The Fabulous Flax Collection
Pinot Noir Vintages 2005 through 2010

(This one-of-a-kind collection is being offered from deep in our library. Some of these wines have been aged for more than a decade, offering a unique glimpse of mature Russian River Pinots for the experienced, serious collector.)

 
2010 Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir
94 points / Cellar Selection

“Merry Edwards has had a long relationship with this Westside Road vineyard, which has given her some very great wines. This 2010 continues her offering of delicious Pinots of early appeal, but whose structural integrity guarantees ageability. The wine is lush in raspberries, cherries and currants, yet is elegant and crisp in acidity. You can drink it now, but it will gain in the bottle after 2018.”
Wine Enthusiast, October 2013
 
2009 Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir
95 points

A distinguished Pinot Noir, notable for its pure, refined structure. Although it's entirely dry, the cherry, licorice and pomegranate flavors are so rich, the wine tastes sweet. The earthiness of the soil shows up in a taste of sautéed wild mushrooms, splashed with balsamic. A brilliant wine, capable of aging for a decade.
Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
 
2008 Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir
96 points

“Merry Edwards has figured out the magic trick of crafting Pinot Noirs so luscious right out of the gate, you want to drink them now, but that actually are ageable. This one, from the warmer Westside Road area of the valley, is enormously ripe and seductive now, with wild cherry, red licorice, bacon, cola, cocoa and cinnamon spice flavors. Yet the inherent balance of tannins and acids ensures it a long life. What a treat.”
Wine Enthusiast, August 2011
 
2007 Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir
91 points

“Lively, still nascent aromas of black cherry and wild flowers are enhanced by background notes of creamy oak and lightly spicy notes. Full and finely balanced on the palate with acidity that adds a bracing note to its flavors, this one joins its peers in offering fine promise for future beauty.”
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine, June 2010
 
2006 Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir
95 points

“(T)his is one outstanding Pinot Noir from superstar Pinot winemaker Edwards. I gave it 95 points for its sheer lusciousness, but it’s also age-worthy.”
Steve Heimoff, May 2009
 
2005 Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir
Inaugural Vintage

This first offering from Flax vineyard in the northern, upper reach of Russian River Valley is bursting with aromas of framboise, warm spice and a hint of white truffle, which precede a profusion of luscious flavors: concentrated cassis, dark plum and sweet licorice. Deep and silky, this lively Pinot Noir has an extraordinary, extended finish. Only six barrels were produced.
Winemaker Notes, April 2007
Fabulous Flax: Limited Library Release