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Merry Edwards Meredith Estate Pinot Noir 2017
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Merry Edwards Meredith Estate Pinot Noir 2017

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Merry Edwards
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
The aroma of this bodacious Pinot captivates us: mouthwatering brambleberry, black raspberry, dark Bing cherry, Santa Rosa plum and ripe stone fruits wrapped in a robe of sweet, vanilla-laced oak. Coffee, cocoa and cola augment a layer of syrupy cassis. Soft, smooth and juicy on entry, the palate broadens into a plush texture that's bursting with tart cherry, pepper and sweet, ripe tannins. Graceful in structure, this wine is poised to reveal more of its potential with each passing year. Pairs beautifully with moroccan-braised lamb shanks with mint and Meyer lemon salsa. Lamb is a go-to favorite with Meredith Estate Pinot, so this easy yet delicious entrée is a scrumptious pairing.
Wine Enthusiast
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Wine Enthusiast - 97 points / Cellar Selection "This was Edwards’ first estate planting, begun in 1998. It shows incredible attention to detail and depth of site, opening with memorable floral, earthy and mineral-laden character. Robust in structure, the dense, youthful power of the wine is robust in an intensity of plum, dark cherry and an intermixed swirl of vanilla and chocolate. It finishes in white pepper and will age beautifully." Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, June 2020

Virginie Boone
Jeb Dunnuck
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From a 24-acre site in the Russian River Valley and vines planted in 1996, the 2017 Pinot Noir Meredith Estate is a standout in the lineup and has the most density as well as structure. Deep purple/ruby, with stunning notes of black raspberries, scorched earth, charcoal, crushed violets, and autumn forest floor, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, building tannins, a deep, layered mid-palate, and a great finish. This is straight-up fabulous, and while terrific today, it will be even better with a year or two of bottle age and keep for over a decade. I'd put this up with the top wines in the vintage.

May 21, 2020
Wine Advocate
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Medium ruby-purple, the nose of the 2017 Pinot Noir Meredith Estate, from grapes planted from 1996-1998, explodes with ripe marionberry, violet, lilac, loamy earth and cracked pepper aromas plus nuances of pipe tobacco, aniseed and boysenberry. Medium-bodied, it floods the mouth with nuanced flavor layers, knit by firm, grainy tannins and addicting freshness, finishing very long and layered. This is wonderful! 1,395 cases produced.

Erin Brooks, December 19, 2019
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The 2017 Pinot Noir Meredith Estate is a powerful, heady wine. Black cherry jam, chocolate, spice, leather, mocha and cloves all add to the wine's rather somber character. Big tannins and considerable French oak presence are the hallmarks of Merry Edwards' style at the time, which favored more extraction and concentration than today.

Antonio Galloni, April 2020
Wine Spectator
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Concentrated dark currant and dried blackberry flavors take on a savory edge in this firm, taut version. Smoky hints show on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 1,395 cases made.

Kim Marcus, 2020