Merry Edwards

Olivet Lane Pinot Noir

9.2202 ratings
9.132 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
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
Kurt-Inge Eklund

Very lively and fresh!

Very lively and fresh!

May 22nd, 2016
mattswineworld

Not sure what the "ancient method" of making Pinot Noir is. Rich and a little alcoholic, but floral with a nicely gripping texture. Drunk and enjoyed with lamb from a 3L bottle.

Not sure what the "ancient method" of making Pinot Noir is. Rich and a little alcoholic, but floral with a nicely gripping texture. Drunk and enjoyed with lamb from a 3L bottle.

Mar 29th, 2016
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.1

Fairly tasty and holding up well; pretty aromatics for RRV

Fairly tasty and holding up well; pretty aromatics for RRV

Aug 2nd, 2015
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

9.1

Very sweet dense mouth. Alc showing some on the finish

Very sweet dense mouth. Alc showing some on the finish

May 25th, 2015
Daniel P. Drake

With all the bad pub about the 2011 California vintage I wanted to try the Merry Edwards that I got on sale. My store of choice originally had it priced at $79.99 and I bought it for $29.99, WHAT! That's right $29.99, lucky me and what a good discovery. On the nose I get black cherry, black raspberry some clove and caramel nuances. On my first taste my eyes lit up and a big smile came to my lips. There is sweet dark fruit of black cherry, raspberry, blueberry, and cranberry. There is a smooth silky mouth feel with medium tanning and lip smacking acidity. The well balanced melding of all aspects in this wine makes for an enjoyable evening.

With all the bad pub about the 2011 California vintage I wanted to try the Merry Edwards that I got on sale. My store of choice originally had it priced at $79.99 and I bought it for $29.99, WHAT! That's right $29.99, lucky me and what a good discovery. On the nose I get black cherry, black raspberry some clove and caramel nuances. On my first taste my eyes lit up and a big smile came to my lips. There is sweet dark fruit of black cherry, raspberry, blueberry, and cranberry. There is a smooth silky mouth feel with medium tanning and lip smacking acidity. The well balanced melding of all aspects in this wine makes for an enjoyable evening.

Jan 24th, 2015
JP Pierce

Blackberry, allspice, coriander seed, light tobacco, bramble, eucalyptus, perfume, rose pedal. In the pallet, tight in the mid, firm tannins and somewhat drying, shadowed by juicy acid. Needs more time in bottle, to evolve further.

Blackberry, allspice, coriander seed, light tobacco, bramble, eucalyptus, perfume, rose pedal. In the pallet, tight in the mid, firm tannins and somewhat drying, shadowed by juicy acid. Needs more time in bottle, to evolve further.

Dec 27th, 2014
Ben Brenner

Magnums !!

Magnums !!

Jul 27th, 2014
Chun SungBuhm

Nice RRV Pinots. Fruit forward but not jammy.

Nice RRV Pinots. Fruit forward but not jammy.

Aug 28th, 2013
Straton Howard

Missed the window by a couple years

Missed the window by a couple years

Jan 27th, 2018