2005 Merry Edwards Olivet Lane Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc.. Vineyard was one of the first Pinot Noir estates in the Russian River Valley, planted in 1973 to the Martini clone. · Moderately light reddishpurple color in the glass. Fragrant with aromas of Bing cherries, sandalwood, leather and hazelnuts. The wine sports a middleweight cherry core with an echo of toasted oak. The tannins have fully softened and the finish is replete with cherries. The wine has aged nicely, but has peaked, so drink up. Very good. Reviewed June 23, 2013

Winery: Merry Edwards Wines
From article: Merry Edwards: “Queen of Pinot”