Since its bottling, this Pinot has developed an exciting, intense aroma loaded with its signature cocoa butter. It’s syrupy and thick with blueberry jam, black cherry, dark bramble fruit and cassis. It’s a one-cooper wine, preferring to age comfortably each year in only François Frères barrels, which impart notes of exotic spices, thick-cut bacon and prosciutto. The palate shows off a rich, ripe entry and then reveals a long, smooth finish, supported by good acidity. Tannins are firm, yet juicy and generous, providing great structure and ageability.
95pts Wine Enthusiast
Velvety smooth in feel and resplendent in a rose petal aroma, thisis a lovely, full-bodied wine with depth and concentration. Deftly defined layers of dark cherry and tangerine shine bright, allowing for a refreshing complement to the wine’s overall depth and power.
91pts Connoisseurs' Guide
It is hard not to be impressed by the across-the-board success of Merry Edwards in 2016, and, while this effort comes as being a bit backward and brooding just now, it is as deep as it is tight and packed with dark and extracted fruit that will take some time to fully emerge. We like its prospects, but patience is clearly needed, and it is best set aside for no less than four or five years.
$95.99 Regular Price