2004 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

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Pinot Noir, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast, USA

Last of my bottles already. This is always a good wine in my experience and tonight didn’t disappoint either. The color is a ruby red that is completely translucent. This reminds me more of a burgundy-like appearance than anything else. The nose is heavily dominated by kirsch liqueur, cranberry, and a hint of incense and mulling spice. Palate is much rounder than I remember and the wine shows some great elegance. Too bad I don’t have the patience to wait longer on this because I can imagine this will turn out spectacularly with another 2-3 years in bottle. I wouldn’t even be surprised if it developed more into the direction of an Oregon Pinot or Burgundy with distinct autumnal notes and only very little spice. At $30 per bottle from the winery, I consider this a perennial California Pinot best buy.

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