by Sandra Crittenden

by Sandra Crittenden

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Merry Edwards "Meredith Estate" Pinot Noir 2017

Merry Edwards "Meredith Estate" Pinot Noir 2017 - Robust, yet elegant, with fresh aromas of black raspberry, cherry, and cocoa with floral notes of violet and a slight hint of forest floor. The full bodied wine is dry and beautifully structured with smooth fully ripe tannins and bright acidity with juicy flavors that mirror the nose throughout the persistent white pepper laced finish. Lovely to drink alone and even better with food. 14.5% ABV.

I served it with Moroccan braised lamb shanks, a recipe that came from the Merry Edwards website, this rich and savory meal was a perfect pairing for this beautifully layered wine. Find the recipe at MerryEdwards.com.

This wine was sourced from a 24 acre vineyard site that Merry Edwards and her husband purchased in 1996. It is located on the southern edge of the Russian River Valley in a cooler area where summer fog covers the area until the afternoon. The vineyard was planted in 1998 with Dijon clones on Goldridge sandy loam soils and has been maintained with sustainable vineyard practices.

This wine was part of the Somm Con Geographical Digest series, Domestic Bliss, which featured some of the special vineyard sites in the United States. Current winemaker, Heidi von der Menden was one of the featured speakers. This highly recommended wine has an SRP of $68.00.

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