Wine Spectator | 88
Fragrant plum, raspberry and black cherry fruit is fine-grained on the palate, with hints of chicory and anise.
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91 points?“Merry Edwards has Russian River Pinot Noir down, defining it here with the delicate scent and velvet texture of a rose petal.”?Wine & Spirits, February 2007/n“The richness on the palate is exciting.  This calls for a great prime rib, or maybe a roast rack of pork.”?Narsai David, In the Kitchen with Narsai, KCBS Radio,  December 18, 2006/n91 points?“This one offers aromas of black cherry and brown spices as well as a whiff of earthiness that is a beautiful complexity.  It also deepened and revealed more layers and nuance after decanting.”?Robert Whitley, winereviewonline.com, November 21, 2006/n93 points?“A mélange of grapes from five Russian River Valley vineyards including Meredith, Klopp and Olivet Lane, this is a powerfully lush Pinot.  Packed full of dark berry richness, it’s as seductive as Pinot gets.”?Leslie Sbrocco, winereviewonline.com, September 5, 2006/n?“Exceptional”?Ronn Wiegand, Restaurant Wine, Issue #116/n
Drink Dates: 2008-2010
Great aromas, finish and flavors. Able to hold up to a big meal, but also subtle enough to stand alone. Fabulous wine.