2017 Merry Edwards Bucher Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 580 cases, $63. Pommard and Mt Eden clones. · Dark garnet color in the glass. Aromas of the blackest cherry, earthy flora and smoke. A wine of imposing ruggedness and drying tannins, with a full-bodied charge of blackberry and prune flavors along with an underlying note of guaiacol (typical of this vineyard). The copious, very ripe fruit coats the palate, but the harsh tannins make for fatiguing drinking. This wine drinks like a young Cabernet Sauvignon. Score: 87. Reviewed July 20, 2019

Winery: Merry Edwards Wines
From article: Recently Tasted California Wines