Merry Edwards, Russian River Valley (Sonoma County, California) Pinot Noir Olivet Lane 2014

($68): There are fewer savory elements in Merry Edwards’ Olivet Lane compared to the Coopersmith and Meredith, but the crystalline purity of the red fruit flavors is astounding.  The savory slightly mushroom-y nuances appear with time, with reinforces an important point when drinking (or tasting) her wines.  They develop in front of your eyes over hours so these are wines to savor and think about while you eat.
95 Michael Apstein Jan 24, 2017