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2011 Merry Edwards Meredith Estate Pinot Noir

ITEM 7984781 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

Bidder Amount Total
$40
Item Sold Amount Date
I7990238 1 $35 Oct 31, 2021
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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

Sexy, ripe aromas of black raspberry, mocha, molasses and pepper, plus hints of black olive and game that reminded me of syrah. Intensely flavored, fat and plush, with earth and woodsmoke flavors accented by pepper and spices

PRODUCER

Merry Edwards

Merry Edwards Winery is in the Russian River Valley, in Sonoma County. It was founded in 1997 when long-time California winemaker Merry Edwards started making her own wines on 24 acres in the Russian River Valley. Edwards started her career in 1974 at Mount Eden Vineyards and over the years has worked for Napa Valley producers and has been a consultant for many West Coast producers. Edwards and her husband Ken Coopersmith completed a state-of-the-art winery in 2008. They produce primarily Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.