2005 Merry Edwards Coopersmith Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.35 alc., $54. This estate vineyard is located on the Laguna Ridge west of Sebastopol on Hwy 116. Composed of California heritage and Dijon clones. · Dark reddish-violet in color. Sage, oak, hay and cola scents are followed in the mouth by shallow dark fruits and an echo of oak smoke. Silky in texture and adequate in acidity, the wine lacks pizazz and the finish is short. Reviewed January 1, 2009

Winery: Merry Edwards Wines
From article: Small Sips of Russian River Valley Pinot