2008 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Russian River Valley
Drink between 2010 - 2016
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Community Tasting Notes 55

  • Crispin Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 17, 2014 - This has developed beautifully. Fruit is more balanced now. It has beautiful aromas and amazing Pinot subtlety. I love. It will get better and better for anyone that likes a bit of age.

  • Magnum Bill Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 4, 2014 - This is my first time with Merry. They say you never forget your first, and I certainly won't forget her.

    I'd heard nice things about Merry, of course. Said to be one of the belles in the Russian River Valley. And that she was. But she was more cultured than I expected....more like a sophisticated French woman than a young, pretty American. Somewhat complex to readily understand, but easy to like.

    Is that because, brace yourself, she had a little age on her? I think it was! Her tan tannins...were still there, but not so evident. She wasn't wearing too much perfume, as young girls are wont to do. And her body, well, was still quite voluptuous! I wondered if she'd had a make-over...she looked and tasted more like a syrah than a pinot. Whatever magic she did, it was very appealing to me.

    As Jan & Dean sang about their '34 Woody, "it's not very cherry." No, this Merry wasn't very cherry. But that's exactly the kind of wine I like.

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  • ebpayne wrote: (87 points)

    July 30, 2014 - Beginning to fade; a bit hot; great fruit but disjointed

  • EvanRose wrote: (90 points)

    July 12, 2014 - rich, full bodied and good acidity. Black and dark red fruit, long finish for a pinot.

  • EvanRose Likes this wine: (92 points)

    May 13, 2014 - soft sweet cherry flavor, medium to long finish and good acidity. great with grilled chicken in a cream and taragon sauce

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Merry Edwards
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 24 (2%)
  • In Cellars 525 (46%)
  • Consumed 604 (52%)

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Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  15 votes