1999 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir, Olivet Lane Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Producer: Merry Edwards Wines [Meredith Vineyard Estate]
Vintage: 1999
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Origin: United States, California, Sonoma North
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Date tasted: 14 January 2004
Price when tasted: US$46 (£32.70)

Tasting notes


<li> made from 30-year-old vines <li> fruity flavours tinged with oak<br><br> Merry Edwards has been making fine wine since 1974, and over the last decade she has become a Pinot Noir specialist. The Olivet Lane vineyard is one of her favourite sources,


The fruit is a bright, lively cherry, and the flavours are smooth with a touch of earthy, toasty oak coming through in the finish. One to savour for its subtle beauties. Should be cellared for at least 2 years, and has the complexity and balance to age fo

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