Merry Edwards, Russian River Valley (Sonoma County, California) Pinot Noir Meredith Estate 2014

($63): The pick of an exceptional litter at this stage, Merry Edwards’ Meredith Estate Pinot Noir says wow!  It’s a wonderfully complex mixture of dark fruit and savory flavors.  Both glossy and chewy (in a nice way) its contrasts continue to captivate throughout a meal.  It delivers New World opulence without a hint of exaggeration or flamboyance.
97 Michael Apstein Jan 24, 2017