MERRY EDWARDS 'SONOMA COAST' PINOT NOIR, CALIFORNIA 2019
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California
What's so Special: Now a Certified California Sustainable Winery, the brand entered a new chapter after Merry’s retirement. Merry’s handpicked successor, Winemaker Heidi von der Mehden, and Winery President Nicole Carter have taken up exactly where Merry left off and will continue to make wines treasured by legions of Merry Edwards’ fans well into the future.
Tastes Like: The lifted, aromatic nose is filled with bright red raspberry, red currant, exotic notes of sandalwood and a hint of vanilla, along with touches of forest floor, earthy evergreen and cocoa. Its mouth-coating entry is round and generous, offering up layers of juicy red cherries and refreshing acidity. While bright and engaging now, an underlying core of lushness shows it possesses the elements to develop over time.
Pairs With: Artisan cured meats, your favorite local cheeses and freshly baked baguettes, olives, nuts, dried fruits, pickled vegetables, roasted garlic.
What the Pros Say: Wine Enthusiast - 94 Points: "Creamy red fruit and light stemmy spice adorn this soft, silky wine from coastal sites. It shows an opulent mouthfeel and teases of rose and forest floor. Cranberry, pomegranate and rhubarb come to mind on the palate, as full-bodied tannins and oak contrast it all."