2012 Merry Edwards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

"Dark-hued, rich and tannic, showing good density and concentration, with power and torque. This offers lots of dark berry, mocha, espresso and subtle vanilla bean notes. Needs cellar time or aeration. This Sonoma Coast Pinot shows off the virtues of grapes grown along the coastal boundaries of Sonoma County. Here the cooling influence of coastal fog and proximity to the Pacific Ocean allow fruit to ripen slowly and evenly. A blend of classic California and Burgundian clones, this graceful wine reflects its heritage, presenting a floral, fruity profile with contrasting earthy undertones." -Winery [+]