Merry Edwards, Russian River Valley (Sonoma County, California) Pinot Noir Flax Vineyard 2014

($60): The Flax Vineyard bottling bombards the palette — in a very nice way — with lovely aromatics and juicy dark red fruit.  It speaks directly to you.  Savory elements appear, almost reluctantly, but then persist through a long finish.  Similar to her other Pinot Noirs, the tannins are suave giving the wine a velvety texture.
94 Michael Apstein Jan 24, 2017