Merry Edwards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2019
|Region||France, Loire Valley, Pouilly-Fume|
Excellent SB from Loire. Fresh, young, bright and sophisticated. High minerality, medium acidity, gooseberry, melon, white flowers with jasmine and green tea.
A hint of stemmy earthiness leads the way to a luxurious, expansive and velvety palate. The acidity is edgy and fresh, lifting the savory and floral components over a rich, complex berry core.
Leading off a slew of Pinot Noirs, the 2019 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley reveals a healthy ruby color as well as terrific raspberry and cherry fruits, medium-bodied richness, a supple, elegant mouthfeel, present yet light tannins, and a good finish. It's charming, and while it drops off slightly on the finish, it's balanced and satisfying. It should have 7-8 years of longevity.
Cherry paste and dried raspberry flavors are backed by fresh acidity. Minerally in the midpalate, with rich cooking spice accents on the finish along with hints of white pepper. Drink now through 2023. 5,200 cases made.