Merry Edwards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
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.
The 2019 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, medium ruby in color, has a nose of red and black cherries, with touches of dusty earth, charcuterie and tar. Medium-bodied, the palate is silky and full of luscious, spice-laced red berry fruits, finishing long with a touch of floral perfume. 5,600 cases produced.
The appellation 2019 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is similarly hued to the Russian River Valley releases and has a vivid translucent ruby color. This carries to a wonderfully balanced, medium-bodied Pinot Noir with lots of ripe strawberry fruits, notes of wildflowers, chalky minerality, and spice, flawless balance, no hard edges, and a great finish. It's beautifully done and just a joy to drink. It should keep nicely for 5-7 years or so.
Opens with an intensely fruity aroma, with concentrated cherry, plum and red currant flavors that are filled with rich acidity. Underbrush accents midpalate lead to ripe spiciness on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 5,600 cases made.
The 2019 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is a gracious, elegant wine. Crushed flowers, mint, sweet red cherry and rose petal are all knit together. The Sonoma Coast Pinot is airy and nicely lifted, but also lacking some of the exuberance Merry Edwards fans have come to expect.