Merry Edwards Olivet Lane Pinot Noir 2009

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$78.00

SKU MerEd-PN09

750ml

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An excellent vintage in general, this 2009 Olivet Lane is no exception, fully expressing its classically elegant personality. The stunning aroma is pure and focused -- sweet, succulent red and black cherries, with a gentle hint of dark chocolate and spicy oak. The palate yields rich, floral fruit accented by a bit of black licorice, while the supple entry leads to a satisfying, luscious finish.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Merry Edwards
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Wine EnthusiastSome will critique this Pinot Noir as being too big and extracted, and lacking delicacy. But Olivet Lane Pinots are seldom delicate. You look for massive fruit and elaborate construction, and that's what you find in this fabulously exotic wine. It's a beauty, rich, dense and opulent, with complex cherry, rose petal, dark chocolate and new oak flavors, wrapped into firm, refined tannins. Just gorgeous now, with a few hours of decanting, but it will easily develop bottle nuances for a good eight years.

Steve Heimoff, February 1, 2012
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Wine SpectatorA very deliberate style, lean, pure, crisp, tangy and flinty, with snappy wild berry and raspberry notes. Full-bodied, intense, tight and focused, this is most expansive on the finish where the flavors fan out nicely. Drink now through 2018. 810 cases made.

James Laube, October 15, 2011