Merry Edwards

Olivet Lane Pinot Noir

9.2268 ratings
9.145 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

Red fruit and very polished. Delish.

Red fruit and very polished. Delish.

Aug 24th, 2022
Mark Eastom

2012. Big berry/raspberry/strawberry, cola, twizzler, medium tannins, Bit of earth, mushroom, nice acid and a finish of forest floor. Really pretty. Had with thanksgiving, now with salmon.

2012. Big berry/raspberry/strawberry, cola, twizzler, medium tannins, Bit of earth, mushroom, nice acid and a finish of forest floor. Really pretty. Had with thanksgiving, now with salmon.

Nov 27th, 2021
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.4

Gorgeous aromas. Luxardo cherries.

Gorgeous aromas. Luxardo cherries.

Nov 9th, 2020
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.2

Dark yet delicious. Could have waited another year or two but still a beautiful wine

Dark yet delicious. Could have waited another year or two but still a beautiful wine

Jul 9th, 2020
Garen Staglin

Excellent balance of acid and fruit. Plenty of age left

Excellent balance of acid and fruit. Plenty of age left

Mar 1st, 2020
Jay Eagan

Starting to show it’s age - still great juice

Starting to show it’s age - still great juice

May 26th, 2019
Shay A
9.1

I was semi-taken aback by this wine. Great aromatics right off the bat...crushed potpourri, ripe black cherries, licorice and some cedar. Still showing nice acidity at 7yrs young. What I found interesting was, based on the aromatics and front palate (ripe red and black fruits, plum and peppercorn spice), I expected the mid-palate to be more rich/flavor packed. Seemed a touch hollow. Finish turned to the savory side with herbal spice, and more underbrush/cedar. I have always enjoyed the ME Klopp Ranch Pinot (and SauvBlanc) but I’d have to try this again to see if my notes were consistent.

I was semi-taken aback by this wine. Great aromatics right off the bat...crushed potpourri, ripe black cherries, licorice and some cedar. Still showing nice acidity at 7yrs young. What I found interesting was, based on the aromatics and front palate (ripe red and black fruits, plum and peppercorn spice), I expected the mid-palate to be more rich/flavor packed. Seemed a touch hollow. Finish turned to the savory side with herbal spice, and more underbrush/cedar. I have always enjoyed the ME Klopp Ranch Pinot (and SauvBlanc) but I’d have to try this again to see if my notes were consistent.

May 7th, 2019
David L

This needs at least two more years. At Zappa Restaurant- Yonkers, NY

This needs at least two more years. At Zappa Restaurant- Yonkers, NY

Mar 14th, 2018
Dan Thomas

Still a baby. Big fruit and structure with nice meaty notes

Still a baby. Big fruit and structure with nice meaty notes

Oct 27th, 2017
Andrew S

Weird bottle. Was at first closed- almost no nose and a rancid/dried flavor. Somewhere between oxidized and corked. After two hours (thought might as well try), the nose did blossom into a Pinot-like bouquet. Palate had notes of cherry cola and anise.

Weird bottle. Was at first closed- almost no nose and a rancid/dried flavor. Somewhere between oxidized and corked. After two hours (thought might as well try), the nose did blossom into a Pinot-like bouquet. Palate had notes of cherry cola and anise.

Jun 4th, 2016