Displays the moist, earthy side of Pinot Noir. Lots of moist, mossy notes, along with tea-dipped graham cracker. Lots of smoky oak. Dark cherry fruit is underneath all that. Surprisingly macho in the mouth. Big and, for a PN, loads of tannin. Flavors are on the savory side. Lengthy, oaky, minerally finish. I’m going to Vacu-Vin the last 1/4 bottle and see if it’s any more fruity tomorrow night. Right now, it’s a 9.0. — 7 hours ago
A bottle of 2006 was my first “a-ha” California Pinot Noir and remains my benchmark. This bottle had the same lingering complexity, floral notes over a core of candied cherry and orange peel. The palate is dense and mineral, a nice contrast to the sweetness of the nose. — 5 days ago
Thank you @David L, this is truly a stunning Rosé and an absolute treat. Need to get some!
Medium copper pink. Love the nose with layers of watermelon, stone fruits, and wet stones. Perfectly balanced with solid acidity (7/10) and light plus to medium bodied. Fresh and crisp on the palate with some tart fruit notes, watermelon, citrus and a little stoney. Fruit wise and rocky. Long and lingering finish. Absolutely stunning rosé, would love to try some future vintages. Drink till 2021. — 6 hours ago
This blend comes from three stellar Vineyards. Gap's Crown, Martinelli and Widdoes. The nose has a damp earth feel but it comes together with some plum, fig and plenty of cherry. Offers a long finish of spice, and florals. Another awesome Pinot from Walt/Hall at a very fair price point. — 12 days ago
I really do like Merry Edwards' wines, and gift them often (no one has ever not liked the bottle they have received, and usually rave about it), and suggest them as a "beginner" winery to order direct from.
But this one was just kind of flat, bland and unexciting for me. I think I have had that problem with the Flax vineyard before. 14.1 ABV. Not Bad, just kind of blah. 8.8 — 7 days ago