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Merry Edwards Olivet Lane Pinot Noir 2017
SKU: 11762

Merry Edwards Olivet Lane Pinot Noir 2017

  • we95
  • wa93+
  • ws91

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Merry Edwards
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
This is an exceptional, standout vintage from Olivet Lane vineyard. Its forward aroma is plush with cherry, berry cordial and black currant jam, all wrapped in a sumptuous coat of rich, toasty oak. Sidelights of perfumed rose petals, sweet vanilla and milk chocolate act as a counterpoint to its fruit-forward core. On the expressive palate, bright underpinnings of acidity help accentuate and unfold the deeply layered fruit. Fine tannins create a lush mouthfeel. The parting impression we have of this Pinot is that of a dark-chocolate-covered cherry filled with liqueur. Take the time to linger over this wine - it has much to reveal!
Wine Enthusiast
  • we95

Generous and delicious, this is a tannic, boldly structured and beautifully brawny wine, rich in wild cherry and brambly blackberry. Toasted oak, orange and spicy nutmeg accent a luxurious mouthfeel on the midpalate before an unctuous wave of cocoa powder takes hold on the long finish.

Virginie Boone, December 1, 2019
Wine Advocate
  • wa93+

The 2017 Pinot Noir Olivet Lane comes from vines planted in 1973 in loamy soils. Made with 82% new French oak, it's medium ruby with aromas of granite, lilac and woodsmoke over rhubarb, crushed raspberries, potpourri and amaro touches. The palate is medium-bodied and fragrant with slowly evolving flavor layers and grainy tannins, with addicting freshness on the long, nuanced finish. This merits another couple of years in bottle. 730 cases produced.

Erin Brooks, December 19, 2019
Wine Spectator
  • ws91

Crunchy, featuring crushed red plum, berry and cherry flavors, framed by fresh acidity. Slate and spice notes emerge midpalate. The finish lingers with savory richness. Drink now through 2023. 730 cases made.

Kim Marcus, August 31, 2019