Vineyard: Coopersmith

OwnersKen Coopersmith, Merry Edwards
AppellationRussian River Valley
StoryMerry Edwards estate vineyard adjacent the winery. Originally 50% planted to Dijon clone 828 which turned out to be a poor match for the terrior. Eventually it was all replaced by Mt Eden or Merry Clone (UCD 37).
Dates Planted2001 through 2008
LocationLaguna Ridge near Sebastopol west of Laguna de Santa Rosa
SoilsSebastopol sandy loam
VarietiesPinot Noir
ClonesMt. Eden (UCD 37)
Rootstock101-14, Schwarzmann
Trellis Spacing5' x 8' vertical trellis; 10114 & Schwarzmann rootstock

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Merry Edwards Coopersmith Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc.. $57. · Dark reddish purple color in the glass. Ripely fruited, with scents of dark berries, Bing cherries and sandalwood. Full-bodied flavors of black cherry with hints of anise and tea, finishing with some generosity and a touch of warmth. Score: 90-91. Reviewed April 4, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Merry Edwards Coopersmith Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., $60. Mount Eden clone. · Dark reddish-purple hue in the glass. Deep aromas of red and black fruits with a hint of balsam. Full-bodied, dark red cherry and berry fruits with a leafy note. A solid, balanced wine that lacks inspiration. Good. Reviewed June 23, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Merry Edwards Coopersmith Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., $54. The Coopersmith Merry Edwards Estate Vineyard is located in the Laguna Ridge area west of Sebastopol. Planted to both California heritage and 828 clones. · The nose is dominated by aromas of oak, hay, sage and cola. The dark fruit is a bit shallow and linear. A touch of oak smoke rounds out the flavor profile. Silky textured with adequate acidity and a short finish. The young vines are not yet showing a lot of pizzazz or personality. Reviewed --/--/-- WINERY »