Sooner, rather than later, Pinot Noir aficionados seek out Merry Edwards Winery near Sebastopol in the picturesque Russian River Valley AVA. Considered a perfectionist and a wine muse by all who meet her, Merry Edwards is now in her 40th year of wine making.
Merry and husband/partner Ken Coopersmith manage five estate Pinot Noir vineyards: Coopersmith, Cresta d’Oro, Flax, Georganne and Meredith. The Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grapes are sourced from other vineyards in the Russian RIver Valley.
Private tastings are hosted by appointment in the state of the art facility’s elegant tasting rooms. Guests are educated about the diurnal temperatures, climate micro zones and soils of the Russian River Valley and the diversity between the estate vineyards.
The 2011 Olivet Lane Chardonnay and the flagship 2013 Sauvignon Blanc are one of six wines featured in the private tasting. For Pinot Noir lovers, there are more than 10 estate wines plus library offerings available. The 2012 Georganne Pinot Noir and the 2012 Meredith Estate Pinot Noir were beautifully crafted and certainly memorable.
To truly experience Merry Edwards Winery to its fullest, is to sip one of the single estate vineyard Pinot Noir wines while gazing over the vineyards. The “sense of place” is apparent after the first sniff, swirl and sip. Ahhhhhhh…..
It’s true, magic does happen in the vineyard at Merry Edwards Winery…. www.merryedwards.com